RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
The RCIA is for:
- Unbaptized... persons at the age of reason (7 years and older) who follow a process to help them grow in awareness to God's call to conversion as well as ways to respond to that call. They are considered catechumens.
- Baptized in Another Christian Church... those catechized and uncatechized persons from a faith tradition other than Catholic who are seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church (Eucharist and Confirmation). They are considered candidates.
- Baptized but uncatechized Catholic Adults... persons who were baptized as infants in the Catholic Church yet not given any religious upbringing within the Catholic Tradition. These adults will be prepared to celebrate the sacraments of penance, confirmation and eucharist. They are also considered candidates.
In the case of children who have reached the age of reason (age 7), the pastor should be consulted for information about Baptism and the other Sacraments of Initiation.
Adult Catholics who were baptized and received their First Eucharist in the Catholic Church and are interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact the office.
RCIA CLASSES FOR 2016-2017
If you are interested in becoming a new Catholic and joining the Catholic Church, you can begin by enrolling in an RCIA class. Classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults who have not been baptized and for Children of Catechetical Age who have not been baptized will begin the week of August 14, 2016. Classes for children between the ages of 7 through 17 will be held Sunday mornings in the PLC from 8:30 to 9:25 to coincide with scheduled RE sessions. Classes for adults 18 and older will be held either Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Classes will meet weekly until Pentecost Sunday on June 4, 2017. Administration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion will during the Paschal Triduum at Easter Vigil on the evening of Saturday, April 15, 2017. To enroll in these classes, contact Crucita Todd at 808-822-1175 or the church office secretary at 808-822-7900.