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RCIA

RCIA

“In the sacraments of Christian initiation we are freed from the power of darkness and joined to Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of filial adoption and are part of the entire people of God in the celebration of the Lord’s death and resurrection.”  (General Introduction to RCIA, 1)

Want to learn more about what it means to be Catholic?
Every fall a new session of classes about being Catholic begins. This class is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA.

What is RCIA?
Simply put, RCIA is prayer, discernment, and instruction in the Catholic faith. It is a track for those wanting to know more about the faith in order to prayerfully determine if they are being called to be Catholic.

If I come to RCIA, am I committed to becoming Catholic?

  • No, attending RCIA does not commit you to becoming Catholic. 
  • RCIA offers instruction in the Catholic faith, prayer, an introduction to the Church’s liturgy, and a time to discern whether you want to become Catholic.  There is no pressure.  We are here to walk with you as you learn about the Catholic Church and grow in your relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

RCIA is for:

  • Adults who wish to be baptized.
  • Adults who are baptized in another Christian faith who wish to become Catholic.
  • Adults who are baptized Catholic who wish to be confirmed.

When does RCIA meet?
RCIA meets from September through April.  Sessions are held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

What if I can’t make it at that time?
Other arrangements can be made, depending upon the circumstances of the individual.

For additional information or to register, please contact:
Liz Hoefferle at 728-4904
Or call the parish office at 724-4828.