You are called. You are chosen.
The path by which adults and children who are beyond the age of reason (age 7) join the Catholic church is collectively called the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA. People who are previously unbaptized -or- people who have been baptized in another faith but wish to become Catholic belong in the process. It may also be modified for people who many have started their initiation through baptism in the catholic church, but not completed through Eucharist and Confirmation.
The process encompasses four main goals: learning about the faith, developing a practice of prayer and liturgical worship, joining a community of faith, and leading a life of service. This is accomplished through a series of ceremonies in the church (called Rites) and time spent in study and prayer with others. The normative time for adults to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation is during the Easter Vigil each year.
The process begins with a brief conversation to help determine the best path towards initiation. This can be set up by contacting Shaughn Phillips or calling the parish office.
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