What is the RCIA Process?
RCIA is a process structured around movements of inquiry, celebration, class sessions, discernment, prayer, commitment and finally the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.
Becoming a Catholic is a journey. A person enters the life of the Church through periods of study, faith sharing, scripture reflection, and rites. The usual culmination of the RCIA process is held during the Easter Vigil. RCIA is just the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith.
Who Should Consider the RCIA Process?
- Want to learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches;
- Have never been baptized;
- Have been baptized in another Christian denomination and wish to convert to Catholicism
- Were baptized Catholic as infants, but who have not had religious formation in the Catholic faith;
- Were baptized Catholic as infants, but who have not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Communion.
- Have been fully initiated, but would like to learn more about their Catholic faith. You too are welcome to attend RCIA class sessions.
Inquiry Sessions at Holy Comforter
Holy Comforter offers a process for those who wish to inquire about the Catholic faith. A person may begin the journey by contacting our Coordinator of Religious Education, Sue Dougherty at (434) 295-6559. Inquiry sessions for those interested in learning more about what the Catholic Church teaches begins with two orientation opportunities: Sunday, August 19, or August 26, 2018 at 9:45 AM in the Bernard Moore conference room on the lower level of the church.