RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a program designed for aduts who wish to be baptized into the Catholic Church. It is also availble to those who were baptized but never raised Catholic or confimed into the faith.
This program is geared toward those considering becoming Catholic, as well as those who want to gain a better understanding of the basics of the Catholic Faith.
RCIA classes are held ...
The program runs from October to Easter.
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.
RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church.
The entire process takes several months, (ideally a minimum of one complete liturgical year), but participants are generally invited to proceed at a pace which suits them individually. The Church prefers to call this the process and not a program.