“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.
RCIA is also intended for Catholics returning after some absence from the Church to the practice of the Catholic faith.
RCIA is structured on an individualized basis where participants are paired up with a catechist who guides them into understanding of the Catholic Church. Participants meet weekly with their catechist and sponsor to unpack the mysteries of the faith and prepare for full entry into the Catholic Church.
If you or a loved one is interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about RCIA, contact Jessica Dudek at firstname.lastname@example.org