RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the Church’s process of ministering to our non-Catholic brothers and sisters (aged seven years or older) who seek membership in the Catholic Church. It is a spiritual journey that encompasses periods of instruction, prayer, and participation in liturgical rites throughout the course of instruction. While each individual’s length of study varies, preparation for the lifetime commitment is an ongoing, ‘year round’ process which may be joined at any time during the year.
For information on the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), please call the Parish Office at (904) 284-3811.
RCIA Catechetical Ministers
Adult parishioners are invited to serve as either Discussion Group Facilitators or RCIA Sacramental Sponsors. Facilitators share their personal experience of the Catholic faith tradition with those who are seeking membership in the Catholic Church during scheduled study sessions. Sponsors shepherd one individual through the RCIA process by accompanying them during RCIA sessions, acting as sounding boards for concerns and questions, assisting the soon-to-be Catholic integrate into the parish community, and being present for the Liturgical Rites associated with RCIA. Catechetical Ministers seeking more active participation are eligible to train to become diocesan certified RCIA Catechists.
Weekend: Saturday Vigil 5:30pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:30am and 5:30pm
Weekdays: Monday through Friday 8:00am
Holy Days of Obligation
8:00am and 7:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4:30 to 5:15pm or by apt.
Saturday Vigil 7:30pm (Spanish)