RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program designed for adults who seek to become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The program is open to all persons, regardless of religious background, who genuinely seek, by God’s grace, to live their lives in the distinctive Catholic faith.

Those who are not baptized are called catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel and the Catholic faith, and receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

Individuals who are baptized in another faith and are seeking to become Catholic are called candidatesCandidates will make a profession of faith, celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist at the appropriate time during the liturgical year.

The RCIA program at St. Michael's Parish is currently offered two times per year: a Fall session and a Spring session. Each session is composed of weekly classes which focus on different aspects of the Catholic faith.

RCIA is a journey, so there is no pressure to make a committment to the faith unless you are interested in becoming Catholic.

There is a link below that allowes access to our online RCIA program. The material presented is to help supplement the class presentations. There are worksheets for each online lesson to help reinforce the material. 

The list of topics covered under each lesson is as follows:

Lesson

 

Topic

1   God and Grace
2   Creation and Social Teaching
3   Scriptures and the Bible
4   Covenants
5   Creed
6   Prayer and Rosary
7   Mass and Liturgical Year
8   Church, Peter and Paul
9   Jesus and the Gospels
10   Sacraments and the Ten Commandments
11   Discipleship, Vocation and Works of Mercy
12   Eschatology
13   Angels, Mary and Saints

 

Registration Form

On Line Class