Faith Formation: RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Are you interested in learning more about Catholicism, or are you thinking about joining the Catholic Church? If so, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process is for you!
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
From the time of the apostles, becoming a Christian has been accomplished by a journey and initiation process in several stages. In the early days of the Church, when someone sought conversion to Christianity, he or she was given basic instruction as an inquirer into the faith. They entered into full union with the Mystical Body of Christ when they received the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) at Easter. The process itself is called the Rite of Christian Initiation, and takes place within the entire community of the faithful, the RCIA Team members, the Sponsors and the parishioners. At St. Pascal Baylon, this process takes place on Wednesday evenings and begins in October and concludes the week after Easter.
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults text used for RCIA at St Pascal's
Contact Deacon Richard if you are interested