How do people become fully Catholic and enter into the abundant life of God’s children? Through faith and the Sacraments, specifically the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion. Typically, these Sacraments are received when we are young, even infants. But what if….
- You were never baptized?
- Or you were baptized in another Christian denomination?
- Or you were baptized as a Catholic but never received first Communion and/or Confirmation?
Can you still receive these Sacraments even as an adult? Can you become Catholic even if you were raised in another tradition? The answer is YES! The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the way to become fully Catholic.
The RCIA is an itinerary of catechesis by which you will learn the Catholic faith at an adult level and come to a deeper knowledge and love for Jesus Christ. At the end of this journey, typically at Eastertime, you will receive the Sacraments and be welcomed into the fullness of the Catholic faith.
The RCIA begins this month with our first class on Monday, September 28 and continuing most Mondays thereafter. For everyone’s comfort and safety, our classes will be held in the main church this year. We will also broadcast our classes via livestream through our parish website and social media accounts.
Enrollment in the RCIA is easy – just click HERE and fill out the digital registration form. That’s it!
Whether this is for yourself, a family member or friend, or if you know someone interested in joining the Church, the RCIA is for all of you. Don’t put it off another year. Now is the time to become fully Catholic!!
By the way, what if you already have all your Sacraments but would like to have a “refresher” course and delve deeper into the truths of our Catholic faith? You too are welcome to attend our RCIA classes – they are open to all.
For more information, please contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the 2020-2021 class handouts and livestream recordings
Click on the thumbnail for a pdf version of Fr. Zirilli’s handout