Are You Interested in Becoming Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which those who aren’t Catholic find out more about the Catholic faith and, if they choose to do so, become members of the Catholic Church. Some of those who enter the Church were not Christians before; others are Christians who previously belonged to a different spiritual tradition. Adult Catholics who have never received Confirmation may also take part in the process.
At St. Brendan’s, RCIA begins each year with inquirers’ meetings in the summer. These meetings are devoted especially to answering questions from inquirers about all things Catholic and about the RCIA process itself.
Weekly sessions of comprehensive instruction in the Catholic faith take place on Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 10:45 am. These sessions run from early August through May. Those who take part in these sessions receive systematic teaching in the essentials of Catholic faith and practice; find answers to their questions about the Faith; learn about being Catholic through prayer, Bible study, worship, fellowship, and service; and get to know others who are becoming Catholic or thinking about doing so.
At the Easter Vigil Mass each year, those who have continued the process faithfully enter the Church and receive any of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation) that they have not yet received.
How do I find out more about the RCIA?
Please email Director of Adult Faith Formation Don Conklin or call 770-205-7969, x26.