Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)
The Rite of Christian initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is the process for welcoming and initiating new members into the Catholic faith community. It is a spiritual journey of adults that has its roots in the very beginning of the Church. It was an integral part of the early Christian tradition. Persons who were seeking admission into the Church learned what it meant to follow Jesus Christ through the example and the teachings of the Christian community.
Although its ancient roots date back to the earliest days of the Church, the revival of this process has brought about a refreshing new approach to discovering the many wonders of Christianity and the Roman Catholic expression of this Faith. In the recent past, the Church had rediscovered the communal dimension of the "conversion" process. The Parish Community now shares its life with its new members and offers them support and encouragement as they journey through the process.
The R.C.I.A. process is for people seeking either Baptism into the Catholic Church or those persons from other Christian traditions seeking to convert to Catholicism. Although the program "officially" begins in October, it is possible to begin learning more about it now. There is no pressure or obligation.
If you are interested in attending this program or would like more information about the program and where it will be held, please contact the Parish Office at 860-872-0200.
Reclaiming One's Baptismal Experience (R.O.B.E.)
Reclaiming One's Baptismal Experience (R.O.B.E.) is a program for adults who may have been away from the Church for a period of time and who want to update their understanding of the Catholic faith. It's an experience which is unique for each individual. You and the Spirit will tailor and shape it to fit your needs. Revival and renewal through this process is a refreshing new approach to rediscovering the many wonders of Christianity and the Roman Catholic expression of this faith.
This program is also for adult Catholics who are interested in completing the process to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Although the R.O.B.E. process usually begins in October, it is possible to begin learning more about it now.
For more information, please contact Deacon Ron Freedman or please contact the Faith Formation Office at (860) 872-0200.