The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults may be for you - Perhaps you 'feel something' about the Catholic Church? Perhaps you would like to know more about the Catholic Church?
The RCIA process is based upon the way people became Catholic in the early centuries of the Church. This Rite restores the practice of the early Church.
The RCIA process involves discerning stages of development as you go. There are four periods/stages in the process:
The first is inquiring about the the basic gospel message and about entrance into the Church. This stage leads to some development of faith and an initial conversion of life.
The second period begins with formal admission to the catechumenate. This is a period of solid catechesis and formation.
The third period commences with the rite of election. The candidates are ready to receive the sacraments of initiation. Intense personal spiritual preparation is emphasised at this time. The celebration of the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil is the high point of the RCIA process.
The final period embraces the Easter season and continues with the weekly celebration of the Christian community at each Eucharist.
Perhaps you feel interested in the Catholic Church, you have questions, your friends are Catholic and you would like to know a little more about the Catholic Church?
This conversion journey may take time ... one year, three years or however long it takes.
If you wish to know more about the RCIA please contact Marianne Daly (phone: 03 353 0758 or email email@example.com).