Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and Children’s Catechumenate
(also referred to as RCIA)
The process of the catechumenate is the journey of adults who are preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Communion at the Easter Vigil. Men and women gather weekly to support one another, learn more about the Catholic faith and to reflect on their response to God’s call. The parish offers example, witness and support through rituals and celebrations during the catechumens’ journey.
*For those adults who are already baptized into another Christian tradition or baptized Catholic and have little or no catechetical formation, this process is adapted to their particular needs.
We also welcome anyone who would like to serve on the RCIA team as a hospitality person, table leader, catechist for adults, or Scripture sharing person (on Sunday mornings). Ministers for this process need only a willingness to share their faith and be supportive of those in the process. Look for notices in the bulletin or speak with a parish staff member if you would like to join this team.
RCIA for Children
The church welcomes children (second grade or older) to the Catholic community through a process which mirrors the adult catechumenate (RCIA). Special arrangements are made for these children and their families.
Enrollment is open on a year-round basis. Please contact Shawn Witmer or call the rectory.