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Purpose: The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process for the un-baptized (Catechumen) who seek to be prepared for full initiation through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist in the Catholic Church. The process also includes one who is already baptized in another Christian faith (candidate) and who now is preparing to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church. The Candidate will make a profession of faith, be confirmed and receive Eucharist. Through weekly gatherings beginning in early fall, participants experience the various aspects of a relationship with the Lord.
Commitment: The RCIA team generally consists of five to six persons. These individuals agree to facilitate the weekly sessions (on Tuesday Evenings) and provide individual and collective support for the participants.
Preparation: While there is no set of specific requirements for persons serving in this ministry, it is expected that team members will exhibit a solid faith foundation. Team Members discern and assume various roles within the Process. These roles are Catechist (previous education in recent Church teachings) Sponsors, Hospitality, assisting with Liturgical Rites Directors for Sunday scripture faith sharing. Through periodic meetings and by means of various printed materials, assistance is available to those who volunteer to work with the RCIA.
Contact Person: Sr. Johnica D’Amico, SND or for an interview if you are interested in participating as a RCIA team member.(Parish Office - 835-2300)