“Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is the Catholic Church’s way of initiating new members. RCIA is much more than a program. It is a learning and loving process in which conversion of the heart bring one to Jesus Christ.
RCIA is an opportunity:
– For those who have not been baptized.
– For those who have been baptized, but have little affiliation with, and/or training in the Catholic Religion.
– For those who want to learn and ask questions about the Catholic Faith.
Trough weekly meetings, those attending gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Catholic beliefs and practices. All are welcome and there is no obligation to make any commitment to become Catholic. Our classes will start on Monday, August 29th at 7pm.
Sometimes, those of us who have been Catholic our whole lives forget to offer this information to others who may be interested in becoming Catholic. We just assume that if they are interested, they will find their own way. however, extending an invitation to spouses, relatives, friends, and neighbors, in a gentle way, might be just the opportunity that they are waiting for. They may be ready, but are not sure how to make an inquiry. However, if they are not ready today, you may have planted a seed that will grow and bloom into a decision soe time in the future.
Feel free to invite:
– Those who may be searching
– Those who have never been baptized as Christians
– Those who have been baptized in another Christian faith tradition and are now interested in the Catholic Faith
– Those who were baptized in the Catholic Faith but did not receive First Communion, and/or Confirmation.
– Those Catholics who have been away and now have may questions about the Catholic Faith
Please click HERE to go to our RCIA page and find more information!