The RCIA is the process by which adults and children/youth ages 7-17 become members of the Catholic Church.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (U.S. edition, 1988) reminds us: "The people of God, as represented by the local church, should understand...that the initiation of adults is the responsibility of all the baptized."
Adults seeking Baptism, baptized Christians seeking full communion with the Catholic Church and baptized Catholics who want to complete their initiation with both the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist are invited to join us for our initial inquiry sessions on Tuesdays from 7-8 pm in the yellow room of the Christus Center.
Un-Baptized Children and Youth: If your child/youth is between the ages of 7 and 17, he/she will begin a two year RCIA (adapted for children) preparation process. At the end of this time, he/she will receive the three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Parents of un-baptized children must register their child in Formation. You will then receive information regarding the introductory session to be held in mid- September. One or preferably both parents must attend this information session with their child or teenager. A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate is required.
As fully initiated members of the Body of Christ, parishioners are invited to support those in this process. Sponsors are especially needed. A person seeking to become Catholic needs a Catholic with whom to walk the journey and experience the faith life of the Church.
Contact: Linda Krehmeier, Pastoral Associate for Evangelization and Formation
at Linda Krehmeier or 281-370-3401.