RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is the rite by which the Catholic community welcomes adults into the Catholic Church.
O.C.I.A. refers to the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults. This is the process by which adults journey towards the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. This journey involves prayer, reflection, learning and discernment… all done within the midst of parish community members who share faith and offer genuine hospitality.
O.C. I.A. is a process for:
- Those who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
- Those who are interested in becoming Catholic.
- Those who have been baptized Catholic but have not yet been Confirmed or may not have received the Eucharist.
- Those who have been away from the church for awhile and are interested in renewing their faith, understanding, and attaining a sense of community.
Wherever you are at in your faith journey, we welcome you and your questions and hope you will find in us, not travel agents who are experts in the field, but rather friends who offer themselves as companions for the journey. Remember… we are ALL pilgrims on this journey of faith. No one on earth has yet achieved the goal. Even the most learned & devout Catholics are still beginners on the journey to our heavenly homeland. So… welcome to the community of “beginners”!
If you are interested or know of any one who is interested in R.C.I.A., please contact: Scott Holcombe at firstname.lastname@example.org