Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The initials R.C.I.A. stand for the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults." The RCIA, a program of the Catholic Church, is a process of formation for those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life. It is oriented for adults but also accepts teenagers who are mature enough to participate.
Through RCIA, we extend a warm invitation to those who wish to become Catholic.
The RCIA process contains four distinct periods:
- Inquiry - a time of seeking and questioning
- Catechumenate - an opportunity to learn more about the Word of God, the teachings of the Church, prayer, the community and apostolic works of service
- Purification and Enlightenment - a time of interior spiritual reflection and preparation
- Mystagogy - a time to "break open" and reflect upon the sacred mysteries of the newly-received sacraments
The St. John Bosco Church RCIA Team is delighted to walk with you on your journey as you prepare for union with the Catholic Church community!
For more information, please complete the Adult Inquirer Information Form here or call the Parish Office at 570-788-1997.