RCIA is the process through which adults learn about the teachings of Jesus as the Catholic Church has handed them on and put these teachings into practice by living as part of the Catholic community, serving others, and praying.
RCIA addresses the spiritual needs of the following persons:
- Those who have never been baptized in any Christian faith tradition
- Those who were baptized in another Christian faith tradition
- Those baptized Catholics seeking reception of the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist
RCIA has several aspects
Spiritual – Those in the process participate in the Liturgy of Word during Mass, learning the gestures and rites of the Mass; the Liturgy of the Eucharist is discussed throughout the process. Other prayer traditions are presented and practiced as well.
Formative – Doctrines, traditions, and biblical perspectives of the Catholic Church are discussed so that the inquirer integrates them into daily life.
Communal – Those in the process are encouraged to become actively involved in their future parish.
Service – In the Bible, Jesus directs us to “love your neighbor as yourself” and lets us know that “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” The formation process lends itself to do for others, RCIA participants are encouraged to consider participation in ministries and other service opportunities.
For more information, please contact David Oliver @ 601-310-0963