|The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults|
the process that guides adults into the Catholic Christian faith. It has
been around since the beginning of the Church but fell greatly out of use
around the fifth century. It has since been revived in about the last 30
years thanks to Vatican II.
The focus of the process is personal conversion to the person of Jesus Christ through the community of His followers. This is ritualized in several ceremonies throughout the process.
The process is intended for unbaptized persons who wish to enter the Church. Although, it has been adapted to minister to those baptized persons who wish to enter the Catholic faith community.
For Catholics full initiation into the Church is done through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Modeled after the catechumenate of the early Church, RCIA consists of periods of awakening, growth and formation. These periods are called; inquiry, the catechumenate, and purification and enlightenment.
At Blessed Sacrament Church we attend the Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays then meet in the Prayer Center from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to become Catholic, contact us at (714) 892-4489.