Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, R.C.I.A., is for non-Catholics, Catholics who are not Confirmed, and Catholics interested in learning more about the foundation of our beliefs. Classes are taught by Father David and offer the opportunity to discover or deepen your relationship with God through time in scripture, study, prayer and fellowship.

From the time of the apostles, becoming a Christian has been accomplished by a journey and initiation in several stages. This journey can be covered rapidly or slowly, but certain essential elements will always have to be present: Proclamation of the Word, acceptance of the Gospel entailing conversion, profession of faith, Baptism itself, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and admission to Eucharistic Communion. -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1229

The program begins in September, meets weekly, and culminates at the Easter Vigil Mass in the spring.  For those desire to do so, reception into the Church and of the Sacraments is done during the Easter Vigil Mass. However, there is no obligation to join the Church if you attend the classes.

Weekly classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. However, we are not limited by this time frame. To inquire, contact Father David frdprichardson@stphils.com or Jenny Witt at jwitt@stphils.com

Our 2023-24 classes begin with a “Come and See” introductory night on Tuesday, September 12 at  6:30p.m. in the parish center banquet room.


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