R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Do you have interest in becoming Catholic or learning more about our faith?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the sacramental process in which individuals enter into an extended period of formation in preparation to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. The community ritually celebrates the conversion of these individuals at various points on the journey, culminating with the celebration of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. Following the Easter Vigil, we help the newly initiated to live the commitment the made: lives of justice, service and charity as witnesses of the reign of God.
At St. Mary Immaculate, RCIA preparation occurs on an individualized, year round basis. RCIA accepts the unbaptized, or those baptized in other Christian denominations seeking to be received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church. Adults baptized Catholic and looking to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation will go through a similar formation experience. Therefore, there is no “start” time for RCIA and inquiries are welcome at all times of the year!
Please call 815-436-2651 for more information.