The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed for adults who consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. With God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments in full communion with the Catholic Church.
The RCIA process here at Saint Catherine of Siena invites inquirers who have been baptized in Protestant or Orthodox faith traditions, those who have not been baptized, and baptized Catholics who never received confirmation and first communion. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 P.M.
Any journey of faith should be a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful. Your journey will begin as an inquirer. This is a time in which Gospel values are examined, and the beginnings of your faith are defined and appreciated.
Two thousand years ago the Catholic Church was formed in the belief that adults are not saved unless they come forward of their own accord and with the will to accept God’s gift through their own belief. It is our mission at Saint Catherine of Siena to engender not merely the faith of the Church, but the personal faith of each person that will flourish into a living faith capable of enduring the storms of life until the day they inherit eternal life with Jesus Christ.
Please contact Deacon John Keyser if you are interested in beginning this process. He can contact you by leaving a message at 801-359-6066, or by completing the following:
Children Needing Baptism
Children who were not baptized as infants and are of catechetical age, exercising the use of reason (usually 7 years old), may take the initiative to seek Christian initiation with their parents’ permission.
The Catholic Church recognizes that children are capable of receiving and nurturing a personal faith while recognizing an obligation in conscience. Christian initiation for these children requires both a conversion that is personal and developed in proportion to their age. The process followed at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish is adapted both to their growth in faith and to the catechetical instruction they receive through the process of religious education.
Adults and children share journeys of faith marked by liturgical rites of acceptance into the order of catechumens, the rite of election and penitential rites prior to baptism at the Easter Vigil. This process was implemented during the first centuries of the Church and because adults and children share the same liturgical rites, children accompany their adult counterparts through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
For further information or to register your child for RCIA, please complete the form above.
Contact: Deacon John
Email: [email protected]