Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Initiation into the Catholic Faith – usually occurs at the Easter Vigil Mass. Adults receive baptism in conjunction with Eucharist and Confirmation after completing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. Adults who have been previously baptized will also go through the RCIA process and be received into the church after a Profession of Faith. Contact Deacon Vic 253-5171 x110 for more information.
RCIA: RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Deacon Vic Hildebrand ………. 253-5171 x110 ([email protected])
RCIA is a process for welcoming new members into the Roman Catholic Church. The process is open to all persons not baptized, those baptized into other faith traditions, and to Catholics who wish to complete their own initiation through Confirmation. Many gifts are needed to facilitate the RCIA process. We invite confirmed Catholics into a ministry which promises to make good use of your gifts, enables you to help others grow, and offers to help you better understand and grow in your own faith. Whatever your gifts, we will help you to choose an appropriate ministry within RCIA, and give you sufficient support to carry out that ministry.
- Sponsors and members of sponsoring groups walk with the new persons, introducing them to the parish and sharing faith with them.
- Hospitality facilitators are responsible for welcoming persons at RCIA gatherings and setting up refreshments.
- Catechists lead discussion of a particular area of Catholic faith drawn from the Sunday readings, sharing from both his/her own experience and the teachings of the Church.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS adapted for CHILDREN
Sue Graham ……….. 254-0622 ([email protected])
The children's initiation process, based on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process of welcoming school-age children as new members in the Roman Catholic Church. The children's process is open to school-age children not baptized, children baptized into other faith traditions, and baptized Catholic children who have not received formal religious education and wish to complete their initiation through First Communion and Confirmation. The children and their families are involved in the process.