Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Want to become Catholic? Want to find out more about our awesome Catholic Faith? We're all on the journey to become saints...let's travel together!    

 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults,(RCIA) is the process by which those above the age of 15 become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is exciting and joyful! Similar to how those in the early Church became Baptized, it consists of a combination of learning about what those in the Catholic Church believe, as well as a discovery of the Holy Spirit's role in inviting us to become part of the Catholic Church and to live as saints in this world and in heaven.. The RCIA is devoted to the total formation of the person: believing with the Church community (doctrinal formation), living with the Church community (practical formation), praying with the Church community (liturgical formation), and serving the Church community (as good stewards). The central and unifying principle of the Rite is conversion. This gradual development culminates in the celebration of the initiation sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist at Easter.

     The RCIA is for those who are currently unbaptized, baptized in another Christian Church, or baptized Catholic but have not completed full Christian initiation i.e.,First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation.

     Here's some of the newly initiated's reaction to the whole RCIA experience:

     "... fantastic, enlightening and very fulfilling! My life has been enriched and I can truly say that entering the Catholic Church family, God occupies the center of my life" ...Nathaniel Laurence

     "My RCIA Experience has helped me grow in my spiritual life. I now have a better outlook on life with God in it and I feel total acceptance into the Church and the

St. Bernadette Parish Family."  Anastasia Vasilakopoulos

     "Thanks to the RCIA, I am a Catholic who is committed. My faith will be nurtured my the Sacraments, prayer

and maintained by the prayers of my Catholic family." Julia Bonkowski

    

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Contact

Sonny Gaudet
772-336-9956 (Parish Office)

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