The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the normal way in which adults become full, active, participating member of the Catholic Church.
RCIA is not just a “convert class” with a new name. It looks different too. Special rites are celebrated during the Sunday Liturgies at various times throughout the year. RCIA involves the whole community – in prayer as the rites are celebrated, in hospitality, as new members are welcomed and in ministries like sponsor or team member.
The most important thing to keep in mind about RCIA is this: it is not merely a new way to prepare adults for baptism; baptism is only one step. The goal of the process is full communion which means “full, conscious and active participation” in the Eucharist and in the whole life of the Catholic faith community.
RCIA helps adults to grow in their relationship with God, become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices, get acquainted with people in the community and get involved in service within the community.
If anyone is interested and need more information please contact co-ordinator Tonina Fiorentino. You can use the form below or call her directly at (204) 284 – 5140.