What is RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process, established for the universal Church, for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a "spiritual journey". Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church He founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful.
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Was baptized in another Christian denomination and would like to complete their Sacraments in the Catholic Church?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
- Was baptized and made 1st Holy Communion in the Catholic Church, but has not yet received Confirmation?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information please email Alfredo Valenzuela at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may also call the parish office at (520) 623-6351 and leave a message with the office staff and a member of the RCIA team will contact you.
When you get called for an interview, the following documents must be presented at your interview:
- A Certified Birth Certificate for those seeking Baptism.
- A current dated Baptismal Certificate for those seeking additional Sacraments.
- For those to be Baptized or Confirmed, they will need a sponsor who has been Confirmed in the Catholic Church and is practicing the Catholic faith along with a copy of their Confirmation Certificate.