Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the Church’s process of welcoming newcomers into full communion with the Catholic Church.
The RCIA is a structured, but informal gathering of individuals who have a desire to learn more about the Roman Catholic Faith. Each year this program, which is facilitated by a team of Catholic parishioners and the parish priest, takes individuals through a journey of faith from a period of initial inquiry to full communion with the Catholic Church at Easter.
The RCIA is for those who are perhaps baptized in another Christian Faith, but want to pursue Catholicism, or for those who have no significant connections to any religion, but are interested in learning what the Church has to offer.
During the course of the Christian Initiation process, you will study the scriptures, learn about and discuss the teachings of the Church and how to apply them to your own life, and experience the liturgical life of the community at Mass and other devotions.
SPONSOR – Sponsors are members of the faith community who choose to walk closely with a person seeking initiation and provides a vital link to the larger community. This ministry involves accompanying the candidate by being present at scheduled sessions and maintaining contact outside formal meeting times.
At St. Anne’s, the weekly meetings are held on Friday evenings from 7:00-9:00, beginning the third week of September and lasting until 4 weeks after Easter.