Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Are you interested in learning more about or joining the Catholic Church? Then RCIA might be for you. RCIA is a process whereby we welcome adults into full membership in the Catholic faith. The sessions are based on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA is for those who are not baptized, those baptized in a Protestant faith, and adult Catholics who have not yet received First Communion and Confirmation.
RCIA meets weekly on Thursday evenings in the Conference Room, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning in October. Parishioners serve as host teams for the sessions.
Each week’s session will generally include opening and closing prayer, a lesson in the teaching of the Catholic Church, opportunity for questions, discussion and sharing, and a time for socializing. One who feels prepared receives the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil Mass.
For further information and to register, please call the rectory (508-528-0020) or contact Eileen Groncki.
Name of ministry or group: RCIA
Meeting days and times: Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from October to May; one planning session to prepare the schedule for the year. There are Rites and Liturgies that we attend to support the Catechumens and Candidates.
Total number of members: currently 7
Examples of activities or ministry’s work: The intent of RCIA is to reach out to all people, teach the doctrine and dogma of the Catholic faith, and to assist prospective Catholics in their journey to become active members of the church community. We do this by preparing and giving presentations on Catholic teachings, by sharing our faith journey, and by attending Thursday evening sessions and offering hospitality.
Time commitment for a member: Time to research and prepare presentations, attend 2 hour weekly sessions from Oct. to May, attend RCIA Rites and Liturgies. Each member of the team gives two or three presentations in the year.
Who is eligible to join: Anyone who feels drawn by the Holy Spirit to share their faith and the Catholic Doctrine with prospective Catholics.
Contact person: Eileen Groncki
Phone: 508-528-0020 (rectory's phone)