Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
WHAT IS RCIA?
RClA is a faith journey. The faith-community of Holy Angels Church welcomes adults into the Catholic Church and prepares them to receive the
Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Holy Eucharist.
The RCIA process was renewed in the Catholic Church in 1972. It is modeled on the initiation process of the early Christians. And it is designed for adults who are consciously and freely seeking the living God. That is:
THE RCIA PROCESS and RITES
RlTE OF ACCEPTANCE INTO THE ORDER OF CATECHUMENS
RITE OF ELECTION - Catechumens are now called ELECT.
SACRAMENTAL RITES OF INITIATION AT THE EASTER VIGIL