Through the ages, Christians have had many questions, but few have found easy answers. Jesus’ first followers had questions, and when they posed them to Jesus he simply answered, “Come follow Me” (Mark 2:14).
The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a faith formation process designed for adults who seek to further their relationship with God, through knowledge of our Roman Catholic faith, and who will be given the opportunity to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Confession/Reconciliation, and Holy Communion at the appropriate time.
The central and unifying principle of the Rite is conversion. By entering into the conversion journey through the R.C.I.A., people join the paschal journey of Jesus Christ and are introduced to Church doctrine, life, liturgy, and apostolic work. The Rite broadens the practice of “convert instruction” to allow for an all-inclusive and ongoing formation in the Faith. The gospel message of conversion is the reason for becoming a Catholic Christian and the reason for remaining one.
R.C.I.A. gathers on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the John Paul II building. To learn more, please contact John at the parish office (760-471-1408).