REGISTRATION for the RCIA Process
and Adult Confirmation Inquiries
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Anita St.Clair 972-279-6155 or
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is intended for people wishing to join in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Over the course of 9 months, you will learn about the basics of our faith and the teachings of the Church. At Easter, you are invited to join the Church including the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist, as appropriate for your needs.
Adult Confirmation is available for people who are baptized Catholic and wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation or Eucharist. The sessions focus primarily on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Contact the Office of Adult Faith Formation 972-279-6155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos (RICA) está destinado a personas que deseen unirse en comunión plena con la Iglesia Católica Romana. En el transcurso de un 9 mes, usted aprenderá acerca de los fundamentos de nuestra fe y las enseñanzas de la Iglesia. En la Pascua, se le invita a unirse a la Iglesia incluyendo los sacramentos del Bautismo, la Confirmación y la Primera Comunión, según corresponda a sus necesidades.
Confirmación de Adultos está disponible para las personas que son bautizados católicos y desean recibir el sacramento de la Confirmación o la Eucaristía. Las sesiones se centran principalmente en el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica.
What is RCIA?
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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA, is a process of prayer, reflection and learning that allows for the continual discernment of God's will in our lives. The faith journey of every person is respected.
In RCIA, interested adults explore the teachings of the Catholic Faith and discover the treasures of the Church founded by Christ and handed on by his Apostles. The goal of the RCIA process is help participants grow in love and awareness of God, to build upon a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to learn how the Catholic faith community lives out his call.
The RCIA journey is broken into four distinct stages. Not everyone who begins the process will continue through all phases. The decision to move to the next stage is always made through a discernment process it is never mandated or forced.
The Four Stages of the RCIA Process
Stage 1: Inquiry
The Period of Inquiry (or Precatechumenate) is a time of reflection to help the inquirer discern God's call in his or her life. It is also a time to learn about the Christian faith, Jesus' teachings, and the Catholic Church.
Stage 2: Catechumenate
The Period of the Catechumenate is a time to deepen one's faith through the study of scripture, prayer, and relfection. Individuals who enter into this phase of RCIA usually do so with the intention of becoming fully intitiated int the Catholic Church.
Stage 3: Prufication and Enlgihtenment
During the Period of Purification and Enlightment RCIA participants, in union with the entire parish community, are called to respond to the Gospel mandate to reform their lives. This phase coincides with Lent (the weeks preceding Easter) and is a period of intese preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist which will be received at the Easter Vigil.
Stage 4: Mystagogia
Mystagogia, the final period of RCIA, is a time to grow in understanding of what it means to live as Catholic Christians. As we can never fully understand the mysteries of faith, mystagogia is a continuoius lifelong pilgrimage of striving to move ever closer to Jesus Christ.
Does anyone help me?
You will be paired with a sponsor to help you throughout the initiation process. Sponsors are fully initiated Catholics chosen from the St. Pius X community. Spouses and fiancées may assist the participant, but are not encouraged to act as their sponsor. The RCIA team is always available to answer questions and to help you select a sponsor.
When does the process start?
At St. Pius X we begin the RCIA process in late September, moving toward recieving the sacraments at Easter, and contine until the Feast of Pentecost. However our journey of conversion is a lifelong one. We meet once a week on Thursday evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
What if I'm married civilly, divorced, or divorced and remarried?
If you were married in a civil ceremony, or if you are divorced and remarried, the Church may require an annulment or convalidation. Your circumstances should be addressed before beginning RCIA. If you are divorced, but not remarried, you are free to begin the RCIA process, however an annulment may be required if you later choose to marry in the Catholic Church.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SPX Office of Faith Formation firstname.lastname@example.org