RCIA

rcia logoRite of Christian Initiation of Adults

After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened (for him), and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (and) coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
Matthew 3:16-17

Program Overview

RCIA is not a program, but a process in which one who, after hearing about the mystery of Christ proclaimed, freely chooses to follow him by entering a life of faith in the Catholic Church.  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 RCIA program serves three different groups: Non-Catholic people who are interested in becoming Catholic, Non-baptized people and Some Catholics that have been Baptized, Catholic or non-Catholic that have not been catechized and need to receive Eucharist and Confirmation.

This process is also for children who have completed second grade and are between the ages 8 and 16 who have never been baptized or who were baptized in another Christian tradition.

If you are interested in joining this process, please contact:

The Office of Faith Formation
Gelasio Velasco
970-328-1133, 970-328-3003
gvelasco@stclareparish.com