The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
The RCIA is a process of directed toward helping those who wish to be baptized into the family of God, or those who are already baptized but seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, develop their faith and their relationship with Christ.
The RCIA is a series of gatherings that combine food, fellowship and teachings of the Catholic Church into a relaxed and enjoyable experience. St. Francis Borgia has a team of parishioners who engage the candidates in discussions of the faith as well as witnessing themselves to how the faith has effected their lives.
Date: Thursday evenings from September through early April
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a light meal served at 6:00
Who: All those wanting to grow in their Catholic faith either as practicing Catholics or those wishing to return to the faith
Location: Small room off the social hall
The Adult Education team has set a goal for strengthening our church members so we can more fully serve and share Christ's love with the community of Blair as well as our surrounding communities.
With this in mind, RCIA this year will include teaching about the Catholic faith for those who want to know more or grow deeper in their Catholic faith.
The instruction will include welcoming you to deepen your relationship with the Holy Spirit, Jesus and the Eucharist to strengthen you in your daily life for growth within and outside the walls of St Francis Borgia.
All are welcome to join any evening of RCIA.