OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
you ever thought about becoming Catholic?
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.