Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
What is RCIA?
The process of joining the Roman Catholic Church is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Each year, adults seeking to join the Roman Catholic Church receive weekly support, encouragement and assistance from the RCIA team members and the parish community.
How do I get started?
If you or your friends are interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith and/or becoming Catholic, or if you are a Catholic who has not received the Sacraments of Communion or Confirmation,please join us on Monday evenings at 7:15 p.m. in the Star of the Sea (SOS) Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. Classes in Spanish are held in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM.The classes in English are facilitated by Deacon Peter and Ellen Batty and the classes in Spanish are facilitated by Acelia Plans.
Registration forms are located in the Rectory. For more information, please call the Rectory at 305-294-1018.
Clases de Catecismo en Español comenzará el 8 de noviembre a las 11:00 en la sala de Doce Pasos que se encuentra al lado del salon del Sagrado Corazón. Formularios de inscripción se encuentran en la Rectoría. Para más información por favor llame a la Rectoría al (305)294-1018.
Each session focuses on the beliefs of Christianity and Catholicism and are designed to give you the education and support you will need to make an informed decision on becoming Catholic. If you decide to become Catholic (third stage of the process) and complete the program, you will be baptized/ received into the Church at the Easter Vigil, the Saturday night before Easter.
Is RCIA Right For Me?
The RCIA process is designed for adults who are unbaptized or those who were baptized as infants but had little experience with regular church attendance. Individuals baptized in another Christian tradition who have little experience with the Roman Catholic tradition often find this process to be helpful in their discernment of becoming Roman Catholic. If you are an adult who was baptized and active in another Christian tradition, and have more than a year of experience within the Roman Catholic tradition, you may want to explore alternatives to this program with our RCIA Directors.
For more information, or to discuss your personal situation, please contact our RCIA Directors Deacon Peter and Ellen Batty (English) and Ascelia Plans (Spanish) through the Rectory Office at: (305) 294 1018
Dates for the Sacraments of Confirmation & First Communion
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered on Thursday, March, 10th, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Youths and Adults who have been baptized will also receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at that time.
All adults who have not been baptized will be fully initiated (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at 8:00 PM.