In Invitation to Journey
RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is the Catholic Church’s way of initiating new members. RCIA is much more than a program. It is a learning and loving process in which conversion of the heart brings one to Jesus Christ. It is an answer to the Gospel invitation in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.”
RCIA is an opportunity
– For the unbaptized who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith.
– For those baptized in another religion and are now interested in the Catholic faith.
– For Catholics who would like to complete the sacraments of initiation: (Eucharist and/or Confirmation)
Sometimes, those of us who have been Catholic our whole lives forget to offer this information to others who may be interested in becoming Catholic. We just assume that if they are interested, they will find their own way. However, extending an invitation to relatives, friends and neighbors, in a gentle way, might be just the opportunity they are waiting for. They may be ready, but are not sure how to make an inquiry. However, if they are not ready today, you may have planted a seed that will grow and bloom into a decision some time in the future.
The first 7 weeks of the RCIA program is called the Inquiry period. This is a time to learn more about the teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church, gather information, and ask questions. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
If you have any question or for more information, please contact Laura Schlund at the parish office,