Rite of Christian Initiation
oF Adults (RCIA)
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:
Participants learn about the Catholic faith in a systematic and comprehensive way.
They have the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss their faith with others.
They are able to participate in the life of the parish community and to experience the Catholic faith firsthand.
They are surrounded by a community of people who are supportive of their journey.
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or in becoming a Catholic, email the RCIA team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Role of Ministry
To bring people to Jesus, and in so doing, live out our discipleship by being “fishers of men”.
Who can join
Weekly sessions are every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.45pm in the Parish Hall.
Monthly Sponsor meetings are every 4th Thursday of the month from 8pm to 9.30pm.
Coordinator: Melissa Yam