Are you interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church?
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) “is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully.”
RCIA is the usual way in which adults and teens who are not Catholic become members of the Catholic Church. Those seeking to study and learn more about the Catholic faith, along with those who are interested in potentially becoming Catholic gather beginning in September.
The first sessions of Inquiry are:
September 12, 17, 26, and October 3 from 6-7:30pm in the A/B Room
Catechumenate Period Catechetical Sessions: Sundays, 8am-10:50am in the A/B Room
October 15, November 12, December 10, January 14 and 28, February 18, and March 11
October 15: Revelation, Trinity and Faith
November 12: Scripture and Tradition, The Bible, and the Story of Salvation
December 10: Jesus, Prayer, the Liturgical Calendar, and a Walk through the Mass
January 14: Holy Spirit and the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Living as a Disciple
January 28: Sacraments: Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage and Holy Orders
February 18: Mary, The Creed and The Lord’s Prayer
March 11: Catholic Morality and the Last Things (Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory)
This spiritual journey of inquiry and conversion continues until the Easter Vigil Mass, (the eve of Easter) where by the Catechumens (those not already baptized) and the Candidates (those already baptized) are welcomed into the Catholic Church through reception of the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist).
Those interested in beginning the RCIA process should contact Carla Niziolek at 616-399-1062 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register and to learn more about the RCIA program at Our Lady of the Lake Parish.