The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is an ancient process that was revived at the Second Vatican Council. The process of RCIA corresponds to the stages of individual faith development and personal conversion. It also involves the deeper conversion of the accompanying Catholic community, who witness and are partaking in the same spiritual journey. In order to hear and follow God’s voice, those seeking initiation enter into RCIA with a parish community through prayer and careful listening.
For the unbaptised, this journey may lead to the waters of new life in Baptism, the sealing of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation, and the receiving of the ‘Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity’ of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
The journey of each person is unique. The RCIA process respects this and the rituals reflect it. Your parish is your starting point to begin this exciting chapter in your faith journey. If you would like to get involved, please speak to a member of the Community or email firstname.lastname@example.org