St. Henry Parish at 6696 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449 US - RCIA: Becoming a Catholic
RCIA: Becoming a Catholic
|Candidates and Catechumens for 2009-2010. Welcome!|
The RCIA (Rite of Chrstian Initiation of Adults) is a process by which those interested in learning about the Catholic faith come together on a weekly basis to learn about the scriptures and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and at the same time, come to know God better in their lives.
This process follows the ancient tradition of the Church and is designed for adults and children who are:
♦ Baptized in another denomination
♦ Baptized Catholic, but with no further religious formation or sacraments
There are several stages in this process:
1. The period of Inquiry (Precatechumenate)
2. The Catechumenate (A "study" period)
3. The period of Purification and Enlightenment (During the Lent season)
4. The Sacraments of Initiation - celebrated at the Easter Vigil
5. The period of Mystagogy (During the Easter season)
Here at St. Henry, the adult sessions meet on Thursday evenings. Would you like to know more? Please contact the Parish Office at 434-9231 for more information. Come join us!