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St. John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Understanding the RCIA Process

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a beautiful journey within the Catholic Church that prepares individuals for full communion with God's family. This spiritual voyage includes several stages, beginning with the Period of Inquiry (or the Precatechumenate), moving into the Catechumenate, then the Period of Purification and Enlightenment, which typically coincides with Lent, and finally culminating in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist—at the Easter Vigil.


RCIA isn't merely a course, but a transformative process, one that fosters a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Those who've undergone this journey often express profound changes in their lives. As one RCIA graduate, John, shares, "The RCIA experience redefined my understanding of faith. It wasn't just about learning; it was about becoming part of a community and forming a personal relationship with God." Another participant, Maria, echoes this sentiment, "Through RCIA, I found a spiritual home. It wasn't an instant change, but a gradual transformation that deepened my relationship with God."


Why should one consider this journey? In the words of St. Augustine, a prominent Catholic saint, "To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement." The Catholic Church, through RCIA, offers the means to embark on this adventure, this quest for a divine romance. Whether you are searching for truth, a sense of community, or a deeper relationship with God, the RCIA process can provide the path for this sacred journey. Please refer to the video on the right for more information. 


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Christian Initiation of Adults | USCCB

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 Join us beginning Oct 9th in the basement. For information contact us and ask for Ann Stone or Adam Welch

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