The RCIA is a series of sessions, a spiritual journey for non-Catholics wishing to explore the faith of the Catholic Church community. Persons inquiring are welcomed and a sponsor is chosen to represent the community. The rites are ancient rituals as set points along the journey for the community to give witness and welcome to these catechumens (those seeking full initiation through Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation) and the candidates (those seeking full initiation with First Communion and Confirmation). These persons are received into the Church at the Holy Saturday Vigil each year.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Children and Teens
The RCIC and RCIT are a series of class sessions, a spiritual journey for non-Catholic children and teenagers who are of catechetical age, 8 to 17 years. They will explore the Catholic Christian faith through catechetical class sessions and faith-sharing. The children and teens are received into the Church at the Holy Saturday Vigil with the sacraments of Baptism and/or First Communion and Confirmation.
Adult sponsors are needed to walk with our candidates and catechumens through the RCIA process. It is a unique and rewarding experience.
To learn more about these programs or being a sponsor, please email our Associate Pastor, Fr. Armando Alejandro.