Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an evangelization ministry that
welcomes and prepares adults to receive the
sacraments of initiation
(Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) at the Easter Vigil.
Two informational sessions about the RCIA process will be held on Tuesdays, April 16 and 23.
in the Angel room of the Church building.
Interested individuals should attend one of these.
Meetings will begin on April 30.
Participants starting now will begin a year-long faith enrichment process and will receive the sacraments of initiation
next year at the Easter Vigil, April 19, 2014.
Catholics who have receive all their sacraments but are
interested in learning more about their faith
are also invited to attend.
It is not necessary to pre-register for the informational meetings.
Please note: RICA for children and teens will begin
in the fall with the new school year.
There will be no new fall session for adults.
R.C.I.A. stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is an ongoing four-step process within parish life. It is designed to welcome new members, those who have not yet been baptized and those baptized in another faith, into the Catholic Church and at the same time help lead every Catholic parishioner to deeper belief and renewal of his or her Christian faith. In the process we invite, welcome, explain and teach about the many rich symbols, sacraments and traditions of the Catholic Church.
Our Christian faith begins at our baptism and sets us on a journey toward God, which lasts a lifetime. Growing in spiritual insight and maturity can be both challenging and reassuring. As we grow in our faith, we sometimes need comforting stories of those who have journeyed successfully before us. At the same time we look for spiritual support and friendship from companions along the way. The RCIA process both invites us and helps us feel welcome in a community where acceptance, security and healing can be felt and celebrated as nowhere else. Holy Trinity encourages and welcomes anyone interested in becoming a Catholic to contact the office for times and details of the RCIA class schedule. Please contact Veronica Santillan at 497-4200 ext. 305
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