RCIA

HOW DO I BECOME CATHOLIC?

 

               

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PATH?

The journey of faith can be a winding road. You may not have been raise in faith. Family circumstances as a child may have provided you with a firm foundation of 

 belief and prayers, or you may have been left on your own to choose your religious beliefs. Whatever path has led you to this time of searching or of interest,

the Catholic Church stands committed to building on the faith and experience you bring.

 

WHAT WOULD BE REQUIRED OF ME IF, AS A BAPTIZED CHRISTIAN, I WANTED TO BECOME A ROMAN CATHOLIC?

The Church does not want to place unnecessary obstacles or burden in your path to becoming Catholic. But the Church wants to help you deepen your faith

and offer you a thorough understanding and appreciation for Catholic beliefs and practices. The Catechesis and formation in preparation for you being received

into the Catholic Church will depend on what you might need to live a full and active Catholic life.

 

WOULD I BE BAPTIZED AGAIN IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

If you are baptized with flowing water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Church respects that Baptism. Baptism is

the Sacrament of our rebirth in Christ and our immersion into His saving death and Resurrection. It cannot be repeated. Once we are claimed by Christ in

Baptism, we are forever marked as the adopted sons of God.

 

IS THERE A RITUAL IN WHICH I WOULD BE RECEIVED AS A CATHOLIC?

 

Many adults entering the Catholic Church, or those just thinking about it, follow a process known as the RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

The RCIA process has several distinct stages. These Catholic RCIA stages are a good model of faith development itself.

 

 

Will I be expected to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance/Reconcialition?

 

You will be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to being received into full communion with the Church.

In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we are freed of sins committed after Baptism. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation the Lord

offers us a new beginning, and so it is appropriate to celebrate this Sacrament as you prepare to make your solemn profession

of faith in the Catholic Church.  For Catholics, the confession of all our serious sins followed by sacramental absolution (forgiveness)

is required before we partake of the Holy Eucharist.  

 

                                                                                                                                            

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please call the parish office at 513-988-6335.

 

 

              THE R.C.I.A SCHEDULE FOR 2016-2017 --REGULAR MEETINGS ARE ON TUESDAYS and DISMISSALS ON SUNDAYS AS FOLLOWS:

 

8/23,   9/6,    9/27,  10/4,  10/11,   10/18,  10/25,   11/1 (no class, All Saints),   11/8,  11/15,  11/22,  11/27 (Sunday dismissal/Rite of welcome),  11/29.

 

12/4  (Sunday dismissal),   12/6,     12/11 (Sunday dismissal),     12/13,   12/18 (Sunday dismissal),    12/20,     12/25 (Christmas).

 

1/1 (New Year),    1/3,    1/8 (Sunday dismissal),   1/10,   1/15 (Sunday Dismissal),     1/17,     1/22 (Sunday dismissal),    1/24,    1/29 (Sunday dismissal),  1/31, 

 

2/5  (Sunday dismissal),    2/7,     2/12 (Sunday dismissal),   2/14,    2/19 (Sunday dismissal),      2/21,      2/26 (Sunday dismissal),      2/28. 

 

3/1  (Ash Wednesday),   3/5 (Sunday dismissal),    3/7,    3/12 (Sunday dismissal),      3/14,      3/19 (Sunday dismissal),    3/21,    3/26 (Sunday dismissal),   3/28

 

 

4/2 (Sunday dismissal),     4/4,        4/8 (Saturday retreat),     4/9 (Sunday dismissal -  Palm Sunday),      4/13 (Seder Supper, Holy Thursday, Holy Mass)

 

4/14 (Good Friday service),   4/15 (Practice - Easter Vigil) .