RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS & CHILDREN
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Are you seeking a spiritual home and a community of faith?
Perhaps you’re just curious about what Catholics believe and how we worship;
Perhaps you’re a baptized Protestant who is interested in joining into full Communion with the Catholic church; Perhaps you’re a baptized Catholic who never received Eucharist and/or Confirmation; Maybe you’ve never been baptized and want to learn more about the sacraments and the Catholic church.
Today, the Catholic church uses a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, abbreviated as R.C.I.A. Children over the age of reason (seven years old) can also be part of this process, known as Rite of Christian Initiation of Children, R.C.I.C. We learn about our faith, traditions, and participate in the life of the Church and our parish. RCIA/RCIC involves several stages, which together help someone move from an initial motivation to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
We have a team of clergy and parishioners, many of whom have come into the church themselves, who facilitate our sessions. Inquiry sessions are starting continually, meeting on Sunday mornings. Each person’s journey of faith is different. For information on how to proceed on YOUR unique journey of faith, please call our RCIA Coordinator, Holly Benfield at 727.360.1147, ext. 233, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.