Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
RCIA is a program for those interested in becoming members of the Catholic faith or those baptized who never received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. This program works to instruct and form these people with knowledge of the Catholic Faith over a period of several months. Culmination of the program will occur on Holy Saturday with the reception of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil.
Adult RCIA mandatory classes are scheduled from mid-September to mid-April. From the seasons of Advent through Lent, special “Breaking Open the Word” opportunities as well as other RCIA Rites and procedures are held for participants at the 10:30 Mass at St. Ann Church. Candidates are encouraged to participate at weekly Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass).
All RCIA candidates are required to attend a Diocesan Mass of the “Elect” on the first Sunday of Lent, March 10 2019 at which time they are presented to the Bishop for acceptance.
For more information and further explanation please contact Deacon Nick Danze at the parish office at 609-522-2709 x.222