PLEASE NOTE: All in-person RCIA sessions are cancelled until further notice, and the celebration of the sacraments of initiation has been postponed. Tune in to our Youtube channel to keep up with our sessions and Sunday dismissals.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) process is for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic, or for adult Catholics who missed the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, or any adult who wishes to learn more.
Contact Sarah at 801-485-9324 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding RCIA.
RCIA is an ongoing process. The journey begins when you are ready.
There are four "periods" of formation:
Pre-catechumenate: Just Looking
Also known as the inquiry period, you’re just finding out about Jesus, Christianity, and the Catholic Church.
Your main task here is to explore and develop your faith enough so you can make an informed initial decision about entering the Catholic Church. The final decision won’t come for a long time, when you actually enter the Church at Easter and receive the sacraments of initiation.
Catechumenate: Learning about the Faith
In the catechumenate, your faith has begun to develop. Now you need to learn and grow more.
You focus is on catechesis in this stage: learning about the faith, how to live as a Christian, and developing your interior life.
Your job now is to come into closer contact with the Living God and learn more about the Catholic Faith.
Purification and Preparation: Getting ready for rebirth!
This period of purification and enlightenment is the final stage before receiving the Easter sacraments of initiation into the Church: baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist. (Those already baptized with a valid baptism in another Christian church aren’t baptized again.)
This stage of intense reflection calls you to deeper conversion in preparation for your renewal at Easter. This is what the season of Lent is for, but it has a special intensity for you this year as you’re entering the Church and receiving the sacraments of initiation.
The Church uses three profound and beautiful passages from the Gospel of John to focus this preparation effort.
Post-Baptismal Catechesis: Reflecting on the mysteries of the Mass
Occurring after receiving the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, this stage of instruction during the Easter season is for continued reflection on the sacraments you have received, especially the Eucharist.
Specific catechesis on the Mass, the Sacraments, and especially the Eucharist are the focus of this stage.
The Mass and the Eucharist are the “source and summit” of the Christian life in the Catholic Church, and this period is designed to help you understand, appreciate, and live more deeply this center of Catholicism.
As part of our faith formation program, we use Symbolon on Formed.org. Sign up for a Formed.org account here. Contact Sarah Maland at the phone number or e-mail address below for our parish access code.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic or finding out more about the Catholic faith, please contact Sarah Maland at 801-485-9324 or email@example.com.
Click here to download the 2019-2020 RCIA Calendar.
This is the proposed calendar, while in-person meetings are suspended:
3/31 - Precepts of the Church - 7:00 pm online
4/5 - Palm Sunday Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
4/7 - Holy Week - 7:00 pm online
4/12 - Easter Sunday Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
4/14 - Easter Revisited - 7:00 pm online
4/19 - Divine Mercy Sunday Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
4/21 - Walk Through the Mass Revisited - 7:00 pm online
4/26 - Third Sunday of Easter Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
4/28 - Prayer and Devotions - Divine Mercy Chaplet - 7:00 pm online
5/3 - 4th Sunday of Easter Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
5/5 - Prayer and Devotions - Sacred Heart Devotion - 7:00 pm online
5/ 10 - 5th Sunday of Easter Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
5/12 - Prayer and Devotions - Liturgy of the Hours - Vespers - 7:00 pm online
5/17 - 6th Sunday of Easter Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
5/19 - Prayer and Devotions - The Rosary Revisited - 7:00 pm online
5/24 - Ascension Sunday Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
5/26 - Get Involved Night - Once we are able to have group meetings again, how to get involved in activities within the parish - 7:00 pm online
5/31 - Pentecost Sunday Dismissal - 1:00 pm online
6/2 - If we are not able to gather: Reflect on where we've been - 7:00 pm online
- If we are able to gather: End-of-Year Party - off campus - 7:00 pm location TBD