RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

“I’m interested in the Catholic Church.”   “I think I want to become a Catholic.  How do I do that?”

These are the common statements we hear from adults (18 years and older) who feel drawn to the Catholic faith and want to know more about it and how to go about becoming a member of the Catholic Church.  We invite those who are inquiring about our faith to contact our parish coordinator for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA for short) to discuss your questions and to hear about the process through which adults learn about Catholicism and what it means to live the life of a Catholic Christian.

Ideally we would meet each person at their specific point of their spiritual journey and incorporate them immediately into the RCIA process, but that is not always possible.  Because of time and availability of our volunteers we generally follow a school calendar for the formal RCIA process.  We generally begin our initial phase of Inquiry and meet informally for 6 sessions.   During these 6 gatherings we  address questions and offer various topics of general information about the Church in order to help you decide if you’d like to proceed with the more formal instructional and formational phase that begins with a half-day retreat in the Fall.

Ongoing Inquiry has begun and will be held at 10:00 AM in our Parish Life Center Conference Room on the fourth (4th) Wednesday of every month.  If you would like to join us please feel free to drop in.  There are no strings attached to the Inquiry phase and we welcome you to come and take a look—see if this feels right to you and if you’d like to proceed.  If you have questions about this whole process please contact our coordinator, Anna Umphress by contacting our main office at 770-489-7115 and leaving a message.