Have you been searching for God?
In our personal faith journey, we all look for answers . . . answers driven by different life experiences and motivations. Perhaps you have had a sudden spiritual experience or have come to your faith journey slowly after many years of contemplation or struggle.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which interested adults and older children are introduced to the Catholic faith and way of life. The RCIA process is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation. Any person, who is not baptized, baptized from another denomination or baptized Catholic who has not received First Communion or Reconciliation are invited to attend. RCIA FAQ sheet
RCIA/Catholicism Inquiry Sessions
Throughout the year, prior to the RCIA process beginning, Holy Family holds “Inquiry Sessions” where someone from the clergy is available to answers questions on being Christian, who and what is the Catholic Church, and what RCIA is all about. There is also a short lesson, typically a DVD video on some aspect of the Christian faith or the Catholic Church that inquirers can participate in. There is no obligation and all are welcomed to come and go as their journey dictates. Current sessions are Thursdays, 7-8:30pm in the library.
RCIA Open House throughout the year
Join us for a short video on the RCIA process and get answers to any questions you may have.
Drinks and snacks will be provided along with child care for those who Questions? .Email
The RCIA Process
RCIA is a personal and communal journey of conversion and transformation to become full, active, participating members of the Body of Christ. The Stages of RCIA include: The Period of Inquiry, Period of the Catechumenate, Period of Purification and Enlightenment, Easter Vigil - Celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation and Period of Mystagogy.
RCIA meets weekly on Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm (typical night). The next session is September 9, 2015 through May 15, 2016