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RCIA is a gradual process of faith formation for adults who seek to deepen their faith in God, and want to receive the sacraments of initiaion into the Catholic Church.
Come to an orientation meeting on Thursday, August 23 at 7 PM in the Fireside Room of the Parish Office Building.
Location: Parish Hall 7 PM
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2012
Do you feel a longing in your heart toward God? Do you have a desire to be part of a Church community?
The Catholic Church offers a process of learning and faith sharing for adults who wish to receive the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Communion.
We call this process the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA. It is a gradual process or spiritual journey, which takes place within the community of the faithful – our parish. The RCIA consists of four stages:
The Precatechumenate: a period of inquiry and evagelization
The Catechumenate: a time of serious learning and dedicated formation
The Period of Purification and Enlightenment: this period coincides with Lent and includes final preparations for the Easter celebrations
Mystagogy: this lasts from Easter to Pentecost, and is a period of post-baptismal formation.
People involved in the RCIA process are either catechumens or candidates. Catechumens are those who have never been baptized. Catechumens need godparents to accompany them through the RCIA process. Candidates are those who have been baptized in a Christian denomination other than the Catholic Church, and whose baptism is recognized as valid. Candidates need sponsors to accompany them through the process.
For more information about the RCIA, please call Anna Arnesen Mosey at 503-638-1579, extension 124.
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