RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN
Contact: Rev. Nnaemeka (Andrew) Onyemaobi
Are you interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who may want to become a Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a journey of faith which welcomes adults, age 18 and over, into the Roman Catholic Church. It includes periods of inquiry, catechetical sessions, discernment, prayer and finally the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, which occur during the Easter Vigil or during the Easter season.
The RCIA is a community journey that leads to a transformation of mind and spirit. Its purpose is to assist prospective Catholics in their journey to become active members of the Church community through periods of study, faith sharing, scripture reflection, and rites (steps along the way that are celebrated with the parish community).
Who might consider the RCIA process?
- Adults who have never been baptized
- Adults who have been baptized in another Christian denomination and wish to seek full communion with the Catholic Church
- Adults who were baptized Catholic as infants but who have not celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist
- The process can also be adapted for children of catechetical age (7 and older) who have not been baptized.
Little Flower Parish offers an on-going process for an adult who wishes to inquire about the Catholic faith. A person may begin the journey at any time he/she so desires.
On Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9:30 Mass, we at Little Flower Parish celebrated the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens and the Rite of Welcoming Baptized but previously uncatechized Adults who are preparing for Confirmation and/or Eucharist or reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church.
Our Catechumen is Jacquilin Watts who is preparing for initiation into the Catholic faith by Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Our Candidates are Emma Duensing, Anna Duensing and Anthony England who are preparing for Confirmation and Dennis Kim who is a Baptized Christian (Presbyterian) and is preparing for reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church.