For whom if the RCIA intended?
It is primarily intended for the unbaptized seeking entrance into the Church. Sometimes this Rite is adapted for those already baptized who are seeking full communion into the Catholic Church. Once accepted into the initiation process the unbaptized inquirers are called catechumens.
What is involved?
More than just the liturgical rites are involved. This process includes the following:
The scriptures are the foundation of our faith. They are where God is revealed and invites us into personal relationship with the Trinity. Evangelization also includes learning how to read the signs of God’s presence in our lives and how to respond to it.
Engagement with the community
One’s faith journey is not made alone. The Christian community supports the catechumens in various ways and demonstrates how to live the Christian life.
Catechumens are exposed to the teachings of Jesus and his Church so that they can enter into to mystery of Christ and encounter God.
Formation for mission
Once baptized, we share in Christ’s mission to live as Jesus’ followers and continue his work of fostering justice, building peace and facilitating reconciliation.
The sacraments of initiation
The crowning experience of RCIA is celebrating the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
How long is the RCIA process?
Because the process of becoming a Christian is about conversion and the transformation of the whole person it is difficult to determine. Every person is treated as an individual.
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