The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a communal process designed to educate adults in the Catholic faith. The members of the RCIA process are :

  • non-Catholics who want to learn about Catholicism;

  • non-Catholics who want to become Catholics;

  • non-Catholics who want to marry Catholics and become Catholic;

  • non-Catholics who are married to Catholics who want to become Catholic;

  • Catholics who have not been catechized and;

  • Catholics who want to refresh their knowledge of their Catholic faith.

 

These candidates solicit sponsors to journey with them on their faith journey.

 

The Process:  RCIA begins with an Inquiry stage, moves through the Catechumenate stage where one is being catechized in the faith, and then one enters into the stage of preparation / purification to help focus / intensify one’s faith to make a decision to enter the Church.

 

The Initiation into the faith occurs on Holy Saturday night when the adults enter the Church and the sacraments are received.

 

Classes usually begin in September. Contact the parish office (402-336-1602) for more information.

2019-2020 classes begin September 8. Click here to register for 2019-2020 classes or call the parish office.