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Becoming Catholic

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an encounter with Christ.  Seekers who come to the Church have been guided by the Holy Spirit to discover what it means to follow Christ as a Catholic.  Those entrusted to journey with these seekers give witness to the Faith.  These witnesses are also called to deepen their own faith as they experience the Holy Spirit working in the lives of those seeking initiation.

The RCIA process is concerned with:

This gradual development culminates in the celebration of the initiation sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist at Easter Time.

There are four formal stages in the RCIA:

All of these stages are marked by distinct liturgical rites.

Please contact the Parish Pastor during office hours to learn more about the RCIA program.

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