The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the Catholic Church’s way of nurturing the conversions of its future members. There is no obligation on the part of those who enter the RCIA process to ultimately become Catholic. Those who participate in the 9-month long program are asked to attend the weekly sessions, attend Mass weekly, participate in the Dismissal Group discussion following the homily, participate in the Rites of Welcome and Election, and to read the adult catechism material that is provided to all involved in the program. Most importantly, all candidates are asked to reflect on:
• God’s call in their lives.
• The stories of God’s love in scripture
• The need of an active prayer life
• The importance of making moral choices
• The basic Catholic beliefs
RCIA meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Ministry Center, Room A.
Babysitting for participants’ children is available, but reservations must be made by calling 704.362.5047, ext. 210 no later than 12:00 Noon on the preceding Tuesday.
Spouses/friends of those involved in the RCIA program are welcome to attend.
RCIA Schedule for 2014
April 2, 9, 16, 23
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Anyone interested in the RCIA program at St. Gabriel Catholic Church should contact the Director of Religious Education, Susan Krasniewski at 704.362.5047, ext. 210. She can also be reached at email@example.com. Prior to contacting Susan, please read through the following, which may answer some of your questions.