RCIA

Are you curious about the Catholic faith? Do you desire to better understand the mysteries of the Mass and other aspects of the Catholic faith? Are you searching for clarity about Jesus Christ and his Church? Or are you wondering just how one goes about "becoming" Catholic? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then RCIA is for you! RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults... (or we can simply call it "becoming Catholic"). During RCIA, a person can learn a lot about the joy and truth of the Catholic faith; but also a person can learn about what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus in today’s world.

RCIA classes begin in September. If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Patty Breen at pbreen@livoniastmichael.org.

What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a "spiritual journey." Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful. The RCIA process is a restoration of the ancient catechumenate, arising within the first three centuries following the era of the apostles. It was the early Church's way of Christianizing the pagan Roman Empire. The Second Vatican Council called for the restoration and use of this venerable and powerful method of initiation for the worldwide Church.