CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) Is a period of step by step exploration of the Catholic faith for those who are not Catholic and wish to learn more about the Catholic faith. RCIA is for those: Who wish to become Catholic. integration of the person into the Christian community, which is the parish. 1. The implementation of the RCIA requires the participation of the entire parish community under the leadership of the pastor and his appointed RCIA Director and Team. 2. The RCIA is the only manner of initiation for unbaptized adults as shown in Part I of the rite.
The Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults (RCIA) Connie Benko, Program Co-Chairperson [email protected] Rose Marie Patin, Program Co-Chairperson [email protected] What is RCIA? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. The RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) RCIA is a pro cess by which interested persons gradually become members of the Catholic Church. The Office of Christian Formation serves the parishes of the Diocese of St. Augustine by supporting the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). In particular, the Office of Christian Formation: provides consultation to pastors and RCIA Coordinators through phone calls, e-mail and parish visits.