Rite of Christian Initiation

oF Adults (RCIA)

Description

The RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process by which adults are welcomed into the Catholic Church. It is a journey of faith, conversion, and growth in the Christian life. The RCIA is divided into four periods:

The Period of Inquiry: This is the time when people who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church can come and explore the faith. They will learn about the Catholic beliefs and practices, and they will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The Period of Catechumenate: This is the time when people who have decided to become Catholic begin their formal preparation for initiation. They will learn about the Catholic faith in more depth, and they will begin to participate in the life of the parish community.

The Period of Purification and Enlightenment: This is the time leading up to the Easter Vigil, when people who are preparing to be initiated will celebrate special rites that help them to reflect on their faith and to grow in their relationship with God.

The Period of Mystagogy: This is the time after the Easter Vigil, when people who have been initiated will continue to grow in their faith. They will learn about the meaning of the sacraments they have received, and they will be encouraged to participate more fully in the life of the parish community.

The RCIA is a process that is designed to help people grow in their faith and to come to know the Catholic Church more deeply. It is a journey that can be both challenging and rewarding, and it is a journey that is worth taking.

Here are some of the benefits of participating in the RCIA:

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or in becoming a Catholic, email the RCIA team at iwanttobeacatholic@gmail.com.

Role of Ministry 

To bring people to Jesus, and in so doing, live out our discipleship by being “fishers of men”.

Who can join

We welcome baptized, practicing adult Catholics who would journey with Enquirers (people seeking the faith) as a Sponsor by sharing their faith stories with others.

Meetings 

Contact

Coordinator: Melissa Yam

Email: iwanttobeaCatholic@gmail.com