R.C.I.A., the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is a faith journey for adults who were not raised Catholic and want to know more about the Catholic faith.
The process provides the opportunity for you to ask questions, become acquainted with the practices and traditions of the Catholic Church and often leads to being initiated into the Catholic Church at Easter. There is no pressure to make a commitment. The decision of the individual is always respected.
The process begins in September and continues until spring. Though the commitment seems long, it is an opportunity to pray, learn, share and grow in faith. Many have walked the journey and found the experience to be one of growth and enlightenment. Your witness, and willingness to know more about the Catholic faith, is a source of enrichment to our entire parish community.
“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations” - In Mathew’s Gospel, Jesus tells His disciples that He will be with them as they teach others as they have been taught. As we share our faith with others, we share more than knowledge: we share our relationship with God. As such, our faith is the greatest gift that we can share with others.
The RCIA [Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults] meetings will begin on Thursday, September 8th, from 7PM - 8:30PM at Forest Lodge (across the street from our church). If you know someone who is thinking about becoming Catholic or is looking for more information, please invite them to contact Mr. Keith Johnson either by calling the rectory office 330-836-2233 or by email at JohnsonK@stsebastian.org.