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Rite of Christian Initiation - RCIA
Are you looking for a spirituality that has withstood the tests of time, politics and scandal? Try the Catholic faith. Beginning on August 20th, Holy Apostles will begin Inquiry about the Catholic faith. Inquiry is open to anyone who is actively pursuing a spirituality based on Holy Scripture and over 2000 years of Church tradition. In the 4th and 5th centuries of the Christian era, the usual way that adults became Christian was by participation in a process of formation in the Christian life called the Catechumenate. In 1972, the Catholic Church formally reestablished and modernized the adult Catechumenate to meet the needs of a growing number of adults inquiring about the Catholic faith and reestablish the Catechumenate. That process, RCIA or Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is the means through which those non-baptized and/or baptized in other faith traditions or uncatechized Catholics are formed in a Catholic spirituality. In concert with the liturgical calendar, the RCIA process begins in the Summer, studies during Ordinary Time, reflects during Lent, and celebrates new life at the Easter Vigil. If you or someone you know is interested in exploring the faith or completing the sacraments of initiation as an adult, contact Mary Superata at 484-8729 for details.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a faith journey of prayer and catechesis for those interested in becoming member of the Catholic Church. The process of initiation has two goals; personal commitment to Christ and therefore, to a way of life based on the Gospel; and second, integration into the Catholic community with the institution of sacraments.
If you are consciously and freely seeking the living God and desire to enter the way of faith through the Catholic community, for information and registration, call Mary Superata at 597-4249 ext. 29.