“In the sacraments of Christian initiation we are freed from the power of darkness and joined to Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of filial adoption and are part of the entire people of God in the celebration of the Lord’s death and resurrection.” (General Introduction to RCIA, 1)
The Church welcomes those who want to join themselves to Christ through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. She also welcomes Christians from other Christian communions who, already baptized, wish to complete their sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church, as well as Catholics returning after some absence from the Church to the practice of the Catholic faith. The process by which this happens is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
At Christ the King, RCIA is structured on an individualized basis where participants are paired up with a trained catechist who guides them into an understanding of the Catholic Church. Participants meet weekly with their catechist and sponsor to unpack the mysteries of the faith together and prepare for full entry into the Catholic Church. Those exploring the faith also have occasional opportunities to come together for times of group teaching and fellowship.
If you or a loved one is interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about RCIA, contact Jessica Dudek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-929-0972.
Are you seeking to learn more about Christianity and the Catholic faith, but uncertain about joining the Catholic Church? Then please contact Jessica (email@example.com or 734-929-0972) to learn about options available for you!