Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - a process for welcoming adult inquirers to the Catholic Church.
Purpose: to assist prospective Catholics to become active members of the faith community and to revive the missionary spirit of all members.
It is divided into four periods of time:
Inquiry: Time to share stories, reflection on the place of God in our lives.
Catechumenate: Time to develop understanding of church teachings, participate in liturgy of the Word and to become active in the faith community.
Enlightenment and Purification: (Usually coincides with Lent) Time to deepen faith and prayer life Concludes with the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Mystagogia: Time to experience participation in the life of the faith community, share Eucharist, live and pray the gospel in daily life. Pastoral Assistant, Betty Renner at 507-288-8238 ext. 3515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org