SACRAMENTAL FORMATION: RCIA
In the Letter to the Ephesians (4.17-24), Saint Paul teaches that to be a Christian means to live in a radically different way than the way offered by the secular society that surrounds us. Being a Christian means acquiring a new mind and heart—the mind and heart of Christ Jesus—as we journey toward God’s Kingdom.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the primary way the Catholic Church welcomes new members. The thrust of RCIA is not merely making new members in the Christian community; rather RCIA emphasizes growing“disciples of Jesus.”
Through RCIA, unbaptized persons encounter Jesus by hearing the sacred scriptures proclaimed, by immersing themselves in the Tradition of the Catholic Christian community, and by discovering the Risen Jesus present concretely in the seven sacraments.
RCIA is the process that the Church has designed to help women and men respond to the impulse of God’s Spirit, drawing them to community fellowship in Jesus Christ, to personal holiness, and to engage in loving service in the world.
RCIA At St. Joseph Catholic Church:
If you or some you know just may be interested in the journey of one's lifetime: RCIA for Adults or RCIC for children may be for you. We invite you to join the journey in the beginning of November each year. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information on RCIA at St. Joseph Catholic Church, contact Bill Bradley.