RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

What is RCIA?

The short answer: It is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and it is the way people become Catholic today.

A longer and more complete answer: RCIA is an official series of stages and celebration of “Rites” which move adults, and older children, from questions about God and the Catholic Church to full participation in the Church through the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist).

Participants include (but not limited to) adults who:

  • have never been baptized in any church, but would like to investigate or pursue the possibility of becoming Catholic.

  • have been baptized in a Christian (but not Catholic) church, and would like to investigate or pursue the possibility of becoming Catholic.

  • were baptized in the Catholic Church, but never completed their initiation by celebrating the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

  • are married or dating a Catholic and would like to learn more about their loved one’s faith.


For more information or to learn about upcoming classes please contact Ryan Mainard.  503-742-8228.  Please leave a message.

Resources & Websites

Come Pray the Rosary (online rosary)
http://www.comepraytherosary.org

A Couple Eucharistic Miracle Stories
http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/oem_mh.htm

The Early Christians Believed in the Real Presence
http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/father/a5.html

Article called:  The Seal of the Confessional
http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0059.html

Frequently Asked Questions about Saints
http://www.catholic.org/saints/faq.php

EWTN Voting Guide
http://www.ewtn.com/vote/brief_catechism.htm

"Sacred Space" - Your Daily Prayer Online
http://www.sacredspace.ie/

"Word on Fire" - Fr. Robert Barron
http://wordonfire.org/WOF-TV/Faith-Clips-new.aspx

"3 Minute Retreat"  I thought you might enjoy it.

https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/prayer

Saints:
http://www.loyolapress.com/saints-stories-for-kids.htm?cId=115673

Patron Saints:
http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/patrons.aspx
http://www.catholic.org/saints/patron.php

Pray the Rosary Online
http://www.comepraytherosary.org/

Catholic Movie Reviews
www.catholicnews.com/movies.htm

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
EVANGELII GAUDIUM
OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAY’S WORLD
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html

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