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Rite Of Election

RITE   OF   CHRISTIAN   INITIATION   OF   ADULTS   (RCIA)

2015-2016

 An Overview of the RCIA Journey

The Rite of Christian Initiation is a journey through which interested adults and children of catechetical age (age 7 or above) are introduced to the Catholic faith and way of life.

This process is for any interested unbaptized person, a person baptized in another faith or a baptized Catholic adult or youth wishing to complete the initiation process with the reception of Confirmation and First Eucharist.

There will be an Open Inquiry session for anyone interested in learning more about this journey on Monday, August 17, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center.  All are welcome to attend.

Process of Journeying

  1. INQUIRY

Initial period of questioning and inquiring about Catholic faith, beliefs, the Mass, Mary and the Saints, the bible, traditions…

 

  1. CATECHUMENATE

The period in which the participant has committed to continue this journey and a life in Christ.  The participant develops his or her faith and is being ‘catechized’ – learning the basic points about the Catholic faith and life.

 

  1. PURIFICATION /LENT

Time of preparation for Baptism, or preparing to be received into communion with the Catholic Church.  The Church helps the participant focus and intensify his or her faith  in preparation for a life with Christ and the Catholic Church.

 

  1. MYSTAGOGY

Time to look toward future life in the Catholic tradition.

 

 

RCIA sessions are held on Monday evenings in the Community Center – beginning at 6:00 with a pot-luck dinner.

 

 

For more information on this process contact Denise Pressley at the parish office:  904-471-5364 or email at staccdre@aol.com.

Other Helpful Links:

Online Catechism at USCCB:   http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catechism/catechism-of-the-catholic-church/epub/index.cfm

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