CONSIDERING BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR SIMPLY WANTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH • Are you thinking about joining the Catholic Church? • Do you have a friend or relative who is searching for a faith home? • Are you a Catholic who needs to complete initiation through Confirmation and/or First Eucharist? • Do you have a child or children who were never baptized? • Do you have a child who was baptized in another faith tradition, but wants to live as a Catholic Christian? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (and adapted for
children) is the process in which the Catholic Church welcomes people
into the Church. RCIA is much more than a program, it is a process in
which conversion of the heart brings one to Jesus Christ through
learning, discussion, prayer, and community. Inquiry will start in
October. Participants are invited to grow more deeply in their faith and
discern if joining the Catholic Church or completing one's initiation
into the Church is what they desire.The RCIA is for:•Unbaptized adults and children over the age of seven who are
considering entrance into the Catholic Church through Baptism,
Confirmation and Eucharist • Adults and children over the age of seven who were baptized in another tradition and are considering becoming a Catholic • Adults who were baptized Catholic but did not complete their initiation through Confirmation and/or First EucharistSHARED MINISTERS ON THE JOURNEYCatholics who would like to learn more about and share their faith
and enrich their spiritual lives may serve the participants in the RCIA
process as sponsors and/or godparents, hospitality ministers, prayer companions, and catechists.
If you are interested in trying out the RCIA, participating, or
volunteering, please contact Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith
Formation, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 952-405-7230.