THE RCIA PROGRAM (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Those participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation, which are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Sandra Bustamante, DRE and her team work with adults in leading them to a greater understanding of our Catholic faith as they prepare to receive these sacraments. Call to the Office for more information: 708-895-6700
R.C.I.A. / Becoming a Catholic:
The decision to accept baptism, or to become a Catholic, or to complete one’s Catholic initiation must be the free will of each person. The Catholic Church does not coerce, guilt, nor do we manipulate this decision.
Regardless of a person’s age or circumstances, the Church is tasked with the duties, rights, and responsibilities to ensure that each individual meets the requirements set out by the Code of Canon Law, as well as publicly demonstrates the desire, readiness, and lifestyle that reflects acceptance and understanding of the Gospel and becoming a member of the Catholic Church.
What is R.C.I.A.?
R.C.I.A. (or simply “RCIA”) stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the process by which an adult person is initiated into the Catholic Church, through Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. Through this process the adult is formed in the Christian faith, with the local parish community serving as both catechists and models.
Who is candidate to R.C.I.A.?
Adults baptized in non-Trinitarian formula
Adults baptized as Catholic, but lack First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Adults baptized & confirmed infants in the Catholic Church, but lack First Holy Communion.
Different circumstance are review in order to consider a person candidate to RCIA, therefore please contact the office for more details.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Youth (RCIY)
RCIY is a ministry lead by Barb Antoskiewicz and Georgette Olson. It is offered for those children who have not been fully initiated in the Catholic Church by the age 7 and who wish to join us in our faith by celebrating the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.