The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process of preparation to receive the sacraments of initiation: baptism, Eucharist, and confirmation. Since the Church’s beginning, this process has taken various forms, but adult converts have always made up a significant portion of the Christian people. In the past, this process been anything from a short conversation (think Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter eight) to several years. It is a time of conversion of heart, review of life, and a new beginning.
At the Didde Catholic Campus Center, RCIA matches the school year, and culminates at Easter. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm, breaks excepted. Regular attendance is expected; while there won’t be any tests, it is important that those preparing to be initiated into full communion as a Catholic should be fully aware of the nature of the decision they are making, as well as the great joys that await them as recipients of the sacraments!
Sometimes, a person isn’t completely sure they want to become Catholic, but wants to learn more. RCIA is a great place to do so, and signing up to participate does not mean a commitment to enter the Church. We realize that the Holy Spirit does not necessarily work on an academic timetable, and we wish to be as flexible as we can to accommodate the individual needs of each person as they grow in knowledge of God’s will.
If you’re interested, please print out out this form, complete it to the best of your ability and bring it to our office!
Please Contact Us with any questions you may have!
Father Nick Blaha