Are you seeking answers to questions about becoming Catholic? Or are you baptized Catholic and want to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, we invite you to journey with us in RCIA.
How do I get started?
Contact the RCIA Director: Helen Young, 404-233-2145, ext 439 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to make a commitment to become Catholic before I begin the process?
You do not have to make a commitment to become Catholic prior to the start of the process. The RCIA journey begins with your desire to learn more about becoming Catholic. You will have a chance to have your questions answered and participate in the faith journey with others inquirers.
When does the process begin?
We have Inquiry sessions once a month all year long in Kenny Hall at 6:30pm. They are usually the 4thMonday of the month. Please click here for dates. Adult seekers are invited to attend these “no obligation” inquiry sessions where we share our journeys in faith and answer any questions or concerns.
The formal RCIA process begins in September and continues to meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Kenny Hall. The sacraments are celebrated at the Easter Vigil.
We also have a summer RCIA class for those adults who have been baptized Catholic, have received first communion and wish to be confirmed in the Catholic Church. The class is also for those adults who have been baptized in another denomination and have been attending Mass for at least a year. These classes begin in June and meet on Sundays at 5pm. The sacraments are celebrated in late August.
What is the RCIA Process?
Throughout the history of Christianity, people of all faiths have found their way to the Catholic Church. While each person’s journey is as unique as the individual themselves, all are drawn to the one God and for the same purpose – to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults offers a program of faith formation, discipleship and fellowship for adults 18 years and older that will prepare them for full initiation/communion into the Catholic Church at Easter.