RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation
RCIA is the place to ask the hard questions about the Catholic Faith. "Why do Catholics follow the Pope? Why does the Church not endorse same sex marriage? Why do I have to go to a priest for confession? Why do Catholics pray to saints? What's the deal with Mary??"
There are so many misconceptions about the Catholic Church and her teachings. We challenge you to get your information strait from the Catholic horse's mouth.
RCIA is open to anyone who comes in good faith to learn more about the Catholic faith. RCIA is also open to practicing Catholics who want to learn more about what they believe but aren't sure where to start.
Come to our First Class September 14th at 6:00PM at
St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church.
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1.) What is RCIA?
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is the process through which unbaptized adults, and adults of other faith traditions, are formed in the Teachings, Traditions and practices of Catholicism. At the Easter Vigil (March 30 2024), Catechumens and Candidates will become Catholic and enter the Catholic Church.
2.) What happens in RCIA?
RCIA classes teach the core tenets of the Catholic Faith and aid you in building a lifelong relationship with Jesus. Through a series of weekly classes, we will cover a wide overview of the Catholic faith and discuss in depth the claims that Catholicism makes of being the Church that Christ established. Every week we will cover a different topic of Catholicism starting with dinner from 6:00PM to 6:30PM.
3.) What is a Catechumen and a Candidate?
A Catechumen is someone who is in need of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. A Candidate is a Christian adult who has already received Baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but is in need of First Communion and Confirmation.
4.) What is a Sponsor?
A sponsor is a confirmed Catholic who is in Good Standing in the Catholic Church. The sponsor must be over the age of 16.
The sponsor will attend classes and certain rites with you throughout the year. They will be support you through the journey of joining the Catholic Faith.
5.) When do RCIA classes meet?
RCIA will meet Thursday Evenings from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Occasional Sundays. For 2023 Classes begin September 14th.
Dinner: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Class: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6.) How long does RCIA last?
Classes begin In September and will go until April 24th. Catechumens and Candidates will receive their Sacraments at the Easter Vigil, which is March 30th 2024.
7.) How do I register for RCIA?
Register by clicking the button below.