If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, then the RCIA process is for you!
What Is RCIA?
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the discernment and formation process the Catholic Church uses to bring unbaptized adults to Jesus Christ and his Church. It is also the process we use to fully initiate baptized adults (whether Catholic or another Christian denomination) into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist.
Through this process, you will discover and experience our Catholic faith as we encounter God in prayer, learn about what we Catholics believe, and introduce you to our parish community.
What Does The RCIA Schedule Look Like?
We meet every Thursday night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Parish Hall. This year’s process will begin on September 9th and run through June 2nd. There are a few additional meetings/events throughout the process.
For those who are interested in the RCIA process but are unable to make Thursday night sessions, we will also have a Saturday morning option from 10:00am to 12:00pm. These sessions will begin September 11th and run through June 4th.
What Do I Need In Order To Attend RCIA?
First, come with an open heart and mind to discover where God is calling you to be. Feel free to bring a Bible, a notebook and pen, and any questions you have!
If you want to attend RCIA, please register with Brad Becker (Pastoral Associate) beforehand. You can reach him at 503-393-5323 x307 or [email protected]
At some point in the process, you will also need an RCIA sponsor. A sponsor is a fully initiated, faithful and practicing Catholic who will join you in this process. Their role is to support you in prayer and help share our Catholic faith with you. Brad Becker will speak with you more about RCIA sponsors!