Sacraments | Right of Christian Initiation for Adults
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
- Are you an adult considering becoming Catholic?
- Are you an adult who has never been baptized?
- Are you an adult who was baptized Catholic or perhaps into another religion, but never celebrated First Communion or Confirmation?
- Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass, but just don't know what the next step is to become of the Catholic faithful?
If any of these situations describe you, the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) might be just what you are searching for.
RCIA is designed to help adults explore the Catholic Faith. The program is ongoing and multi-dimensional, including classes, retreats, and service. It is meant to be a step-by-step journey, with stepping stones that mark the end of one stage and the beginning of another. Those candidates who are prepared to be initiated (through Baptism and/or Confirmation) into the Catholic faith would do so at the Easter Vigil.
This process is not only for those who would like to complete their Catholic initiation or become a part of the Catholic faith, but also for those who are practicing their Catholic faith and want to know more. The candidates are encouraged to have a support person come to the classes and retreats. This person becomes an "extra set of ears" as the candidate hears information and becomes a support and guide on the journey through Catholicism.
Classes are held on Monday evenings from the end of September through May, with a break during December.
For further information contact Tracy Kraft, Director of Sacramental Ministry, at (701)255-4600 or email@example.com.
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