BECOMING CATHOLIC: RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a gradual process by which adults ordinarily become incorporated to the Catholic Church. It is marked with a series of steps (formal rites) celebrated in a context of learning the faith and spiritual formation. The rites gradually incorporate the person into the body of Christ, the Church.
Who can be in RCIA?
- An unbaptized adult who feels God’s call to the Catholic Church (catechumen)
- Baptized Catholic adults who need to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation
- Those baptized in other Christian churches and seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church
- Non-practicing Catholics who want to return to the church and deepen their faith
- One in an interfaith marriage and wants to understand the family’s Catholic faith better
Embracing the Catholic Faith is a call from God. He calls in different ways and at different times. Thus, one can begin the process at any time. The conversion journey is always personal, shaped and influenced by many factors. Individuals vary in their needs and readiness.
If you are interested in learning more about our RCIA, please, contact any of our Pastors or call Sr. Elizabeth Wanyoike (Adult Faith Formation) at St. John Neumann Catholic Church’s office.