Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (“RCIA”) is a program where catechists, sponsors and directors accompany adults on their faith journey. They are guided to enter or to complete their initiation. They are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
All are welcome to join in the Journey in Faith. Many ordinary parishioners find the sessions helpful to develop their knowledge of their faith and their understanding of its traditions.
Perhaps you are married to a Catholic and wish to find out more about your spouse’s faith. Perhaps you are already a Catholic and wish to grow more in your faith. Or perhaps you aren’t Catholic but have thought about becoming a Catholic. The RCIA Journey in Faith is for all of you!
Becoming a Catholic is not just a matter of learning and accepting a number of beliefs. It is a process of growth and conversation. This is why it is called a “Journey in Faith”. It involves personal growth, as well as growing into a particular Catholic community or parish. For this reason each parish in the Catholic Church is responsible for its own RCIA process.
Those who want to enquire more seriously into becoming a Catholic will need a sponsor, who will pray for and support the enquirer in the Journey in Faith. The sponsor is meant to be a fellow pilgrim on the journey, and must be a Catholic. The sponsor may be a spouse or friend. However, if the enquirer does not know anyone suitable, the RCIA Coordinator will be happy to suggest someone.
St. George has an active RCIA program. If you would like to inquire about becoming Catholic, please contact the parish office for the requirements.