Baptized Catholic but still need some of your sacraments? Just want to learn more about our Catholic Faith? Interested in converting from another faith? RCIA/RICA may be exactly what you are looking for. This is a process by which adults and children seven years old or older are prepared for the sacraments initiation Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion.
Adults of other faith traditions who have been baptized and are wanting to become Catholic as well as adults who were baptized Catholic but have not received other sacraments are encouraged to participate in this process as well.
RCIA originated in the earliest traditions of the Church and is a gradual process designed for adults or families who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion. By God’s help, they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will celebrate the sacraments of the Church.
The full initiation process consists of four periods of awakening, growth, and formation marked by the celebration of three major rites. The rites will be your affirmation to the community, as well as yourself, that you are ready to move on in your journey towards initiation into our “Catholic Christian Community.”