Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
Are you looking to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus? Are you discerning Catholicism? Have you attended Mass at Cathedral or a faith formation program and are curious about joining our faith community? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the opportunity for adults to explore their relationship with Jesus and learn about the Catholic faith. RCIA is a journey geared toward those who:
- are not baptized,
- or are baptized in another religion,
- or are baptized Catholics but have not been fully initiated (received First Eucharist)
A Safe Place to Ask Questions
The process is flexible and depends on the individual’s faith journey. You will be provided an opportunity to learn how Catholics express their faith and their relationship with Jesus through liturgical life, the sacraments, and parish life. By the power of the Holy Spirit and through prayer, each participant will be able to discover the meaning of discipleship in the Catholic Church and then ultimately make the decision on whether to join the Catholic Church more formally.
The process is open to all searchers and seekers, whether you once were Catholic and have not completed the sacraments of initiation or if you were raised within a different faith community or none at all. Just because you start the RCIA process, doesn’t always mean you complete it. If you are curious, we will walk with you the whole way to provide you with the information you need. All are welcome to join us!
You will then meet with staff member, Vicki Compton, to familiarize yourself with the process here at Cathedral and provide us with the opportunity to get to know a little more about you.
If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Compton at 217-522-3342 ext. 146 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org