For Adults becoming Catholic and entering the Church
The preparation and celebration of these sacraments is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This rite is a process whereby adults who are not baptized (or who have been baptized into another Christian faith tradition) are initiated into the Roman Catholic tradition, receiving Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. It is normative for these sacraments to be celebrated all at once during our greatest celebration of the year at the Easter Vigil. Beginning in September, the candidates meet weekly for exploration of their faith journey in light of our Church teachings, lessons from the scriptures, attending Mass together if possible, learning of our Catholic history, the meaning of sacraments and open themselves to our rich tradition. There is a wonderful experience of forming a new community and sharing life stories to the comfort and respect of each individual, time for questions and answer, and of course the foundation of praying for one another, We invite parishioners to participate in helping to teach, mentor, and sponsor our seekers in the faith. The RCIA team and sponsors work closely with the candidates to support them in their journey.
Please contact Deacon Bruce Miroglio for RCIA.