The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The RCIA is the process by which adults (age 18+) prepare for entrance into the Catholic Church. The RCIA is a re-establishment of the initiation method used by the Church in the first few centuries. Then a person who wanted to become a Christian was required to follow the example of Christians in the community and show that he or she could live that way before being baptized.
Today the RCIA uses scripture, prayer, and sharing to help new members of the community come to a realization of their relationship with God and with one another. This process, which is only part of a lifelong journey from birth to final union with God, culminates each year with the reception of the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. (Baptism, First Eucharist, Confirmation)
St. Philip’s RCIA is open to all over the age of 18 who wish to join the Catholic Church and to those Catholics who have never been confirmed or received their firs communion.
For more information, call Kathleen Sabetti at 949-1500 or speak to one of the priests.
Schedule: Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 PM, starting in September