RCIA- RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS


Have you ever thought about becoming Catholic?

Do you want to know more about what Catholics believe and why?

Adults who wish to become Catholic do so through a process called RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  It is an ancient rite of the Church which was restored in recent years as the normal way in which adults (and older children) are welcomed into the Church.

Here at St. Peter Cathedral, sessions run from September through Pentecost Sunday, (May or early June).  The groups meets on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm.  See complete schedule here.  Those who continue with the process to become Catholic will typically receive their Sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass, (the night before Easter). However, depending on an individual’s situation, it can occasionally longer. 

Participants come from all different backgrounds and situations: some have no religious background, some have been members of a Protestant Christian community in the past, and some were baptized Catholic as infants but were not raised in the faith and did not receive any other sacraments.  The process is concerned with total formation of the person into believing with the Church community, living with the Church community, praying with the Church community, and serving with the Church community.

Frequently Asked Questions about RCIA link here.

Call Katie Flaherty at 226-6548 x207 for more information.

 

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