The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. RCIA classes are held weekly at Cathedral, beginning in November and going through Pentecost.
Classes begin on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm in Church Room 3 (lower level of the Cathedral). Except for holidays, classes will meet each Wednesday through April 19, 2017. Please see the RCIA Handbook under "DOCUMENTS" on the left side of this page for a full schedule and more detailed information.
Cathedral is offering Adult Faith Formation and RCIA classes for anyone interested to know more about our faith, whether you are already Catholic or considering becoming Catholic. These classes review basics such as the Trinity, the existence of God, understanding the Bible, and the Sacraments, as well as more complex topics like life and sexuality issues and Catholic social teaching.
Candidates (those who have been baptized) will culminate their journey with full reception (non-Catholics) or completion of initiation sacraments (for baptized Catholics) at a time discerned between the candidate, Director of Faith Formation, and the Rector. Catechumens (those who have not been baptized) are fully initiated into the Catholic Church at the celebration of the Easter Vigil.
For further information, please contact Deb Martinek, Director of Faith Formation.