In living out our mission statement which says that we are a welcoming community with a rich heritage, we continually welcome new members into our Catholic Christian community by means of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
What is RCIA?
RCIA is an ancient practice of the church restored by the Vatican II Council. It is the Catholic Church’s way of introducing herself to interested inquirers. For those who pursue full membership it becomes an ongoing, openended process whereby they are initiated into the church community and sacramental life of the church when they are ready. It is also a personal journey in which the candidates look at their own relationship with God and are provided with appropriate spiritual formation according to each person’s needs.
It is above all a journey of faith that encourages individuals to deepen their prayer life, to come to know the person of God through scriptures and Catholic faith traditions and be ready to spread the Good News of Jesus.
Who can participate in RCIA?
- Those who have no church
- Those who have never been baptized
- Those coming from another Christian tradition who wish to come into Full Communion with the Catholic Church
- Catholics who have not received Confirmation and First Eucharist
- Children of catechetical age (7 years and older)
How often will they meet?
At St. Angela Merici sessions are on Wednesdays at 7pm in the parish hall. Children meet Sunday mornings in Room 7. All are welcome regardless of where they might be in their relationship with God.
How can I get more information?
- For adults contact Sr. Teresa McShane at 655-4161 or at email@example.com.
- For children contact Deneen Seril at 655-4160