Becoming a Catholic – RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
For all interested in the Catholic faith:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process for adults who desire to join the Catholic faith and for those seeking more information on the Catholic Church. RCIA can also be a method for Catholics to complete their reception of the initiation sacraments. The manual used in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults states that the Rite is designed for adults “who after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God.” The manual also states when speaking about those in the process “By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time receive the sacraments fruitfully.”
The Cathedral offers RCIA classes for those who hear the “mystery of Christ’ and “seek the living God.” The overall goal of the class offered by the Cathedral is to provide participants with a substantial introduction into the teachings, traditions and beliefs of the Catholic Church. Our RCIA will help to inspire the RCIA participants into living an active and faithful Catholic life. The Cathedral offers weekly classes that explain Catholic doctrine and faith while also addressing other Catholic topics that are current or important to those interested in the Catholic Church. Our RCIA classes are designed to help each participant encounter Jesus through their study, reflection and discussion of the Catholic Church.
The RCIA at the Cathedral is a year round process and new classes have just started. This is the perfect time to join for it is never too early or too late to inquiry about the Catholic faith. The class meets every Sunday morning by first attending the 8:00 am Mass as a group for the breaking open of the Word. This is followed by a weekly subject with final dismissal at 10:45 am. We break open the Word in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel and have our weekly class in the parish library. We at the Cathedral are ready to reach out to anyone interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic and to welcome those who wish to become part of our faith community. There is never any pressure or obligation to actually become Catholic.
Please contact Deacon John Basco at either (318) 221-5296 or email@example.com to set up an introductory meeting. This meeting will provide you with more specific information pertaining to the RCIA process.