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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA


What is The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults?


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A) is the process by which people become members of the Roman Catholic Church. Also, R.C.I.A. is for baptized Catholic adults who still need to receive other sacraments. The process is concerned with the total formation of the person into believing with the Church community (doctrinal formation), living with the Church community (practical formation), praying with the Church community (liturgical formation), and serving with the Church community (apostolic formation). This gradual development culminates in the celebration of the initiation sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist at Easter Time.

The stages of RCIA:

There are four formal stages in the RCIA: the Precatechumenate, or period of inquiry and evangelization; Catechumenate, which is the time of serious and dedicated formation; the Period of Purification and Enlightenment, which coincides with Lent; and Mystagogy, which lasts from Easter to Pentecost. All of these stages are marked by distinct liturgical rites.


Anyone interested in learning more about our beautiful faith are invited to call our pastor at (780) 422-8304, Sandra Talarico at (780) 479-8087. Or by emailing us using the contact number on our web site.

The dates available for appointments are:

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm.