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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA

 

RCIA 

The Church has a way of welcoming people who want to know more and perhaps become a member of the Catholic Church.
You may have heard of RCIA, which stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The
RCIA process begins when someone first inquires about learning more about the Church. That path proceeds to your reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist and beyond. We will meet on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall between 7:00 and 9:00 PM. If you think you might be interested in joining us, contact Elizabeth Hanks, Pastoral Assistant for RCIA, in the Parish Office, ext. 25 or email: ehhanks@yahoo.com to set up an appointment.

Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
Do you have a family member or friend that you could invite to join the RCIA process?
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith and Traditions?
Have you been touched by someone’s enthusiasm for their Catholic Faith and want to know more yourself?
Do you have a child attending St. Francis of Assisi school and you want to know more about the Catholic Faith so that you can share it as a family?
Are you interested in exploring your relationship with God?
Do you have burning questions about the Catholic Church or your journey of faith?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for those not yet baptized, those baptized in another Christian Tradition and those who are un-catechized but were baptized in the Catholic
Church. Those interested in the Rite of Christian Initiation process will meet on Monday evenings beginning on September 10th between 7:00 and 9:00 PM in the Parish Hall. We will continue to meet until June 3rd, 2019.
To find out if this process is right for you, please contact Elizabeth Hanks in the Parish Office, extension 25 to set up an appointment to discus

What is the Inquiry Period of RCIA?
In the inquiry stage, you’re just finding out about Jesus, Christianity, and the Catholic Church. Talk to people, walk around in our shoes for a bit and get a feel for the place.
Your main task here is to develop your faith a little bit. Get to know Christ, prayer, the Catholic Church, and how Christians live. That’s the only way you can make an informed decision about entering the Catholic Church. To put it more simply: you need to fall in love with Jesus.
For more information about RCIA contact Elizabeth in the Parish Office.

What are the steps of RCIA?
Prior to beginning the RCIA process, an individual comes to some knowledge of Jesus Christ, considers his or her relationship with Jesus Christ and is usually attracted in some way to the Catholic Church. This period is known as the Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate. For some, this process involves a long period of searching; for others, a shorter time. Often, contact with people of faith and a personal faith experience lead people to inquire about the Catholic Church. After a conversation with a priest, or RCIA director, the person, known as an "inquirer," may seek acceptance into the Order of Catechumens, through the Rite of Acceptance. During this Rite, the inquirer stands amidst the parish community and states that he or she wants to become a baptized member of the Catholic Church. The parish assembly affirms this desire and the inquirer becomes a Catechumen.

If your child is 7 years or older and has not been Baptized, contact Cheryl Brooten, (206) 242-4575, ext. 24 for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children process. 

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