Do you someone who is interested in becoming Catholic ~ maybe a friend, co-worker, or family member? Consider the power of invitation, an invitation to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
What exactly is the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)? The RCIA is a liturgical-catechetical process that provides formation into the Catholic faith and way of life for non-baptized adults, Christians of other denominations, and adult Catholics who have not been confirmed. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults participants have the opportunity to ask questions about the Church and hear about the message of Jesus Christ and how that message is lived out in the Catholic Church.
How RCIA works
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process provides a structure for:
- Learning about the Catholic faith and way of life
- Catechesis (the handing on of the teachings of the Church)
- Public and private prayer
- Opportunity to participate in faith-sharing groups
- Direct spiritual support from members of the Holy Cross community
- Observance of feasts, fasts, Sundays and seasons of the Church Calendar
- Participation in the work of the church for justice and peace
- Proclamation of the Gospel
During this time, each catechumen or candidate is paired with a sponsor who serves as a spiritual companion who provides support and encouragement.
When is the RCIA offered at Holy Cross?
Weekly RCIA meetings will resume on September 16th and continue until Pentecost Sunday, with breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each meeting will provide the opportunity to reflect on the Sunday scripture readings, to receive teaching on a wide range of topics related to church teachings and Catholic-Christian living, interact with presenters and facilitators and the group, and participate in and share hospitality.
For more information about RCIA call Darryl Lutovsky at 701-492-9429.