The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
The R.C.I.A. is a process whereby adults become members of the Catholic Church and/or complete the requirements for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. During this process participants embrace Catholic doctrine, prayer life,
and the expectations regarding life in the Catholic community. This gradual development
culminates in the celebration of the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion during the Easter Vigil Service.
Interested individuals are encouraged to attend initial inquiry sessions to learn what is involved and to discuss if pursuit of the Catholic faith is right for them. No pressure is applied or commitment required at these initial meetings.
||Dan & Kim Paulus