RCIA Program

Led by Bob Olson, the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program is conducted each year for persons in the community who are interested in the Catholic Faith. It is a process for bringing into the Catholic Church both those who have never been baptized (Catechumens) and those who were baptized in a non-Catholic Christian denomination (Candidates for Full Communion).

RCIA is also a good way for adult Catholics who have never been confirmed to prepare for that final Sacrament of Initiation.

With no commitment on your part, we invite you to participate if you are interested in learning more about the beliefs, customs, practices and devotions of Catholic Christianity.

Through a series of weekly meetings, inquirers learn about the Catholic faith and form a deeper relationship with God. Parish team members assist with the faith journey.

The following are some of the topics covered in RCIA

  • Prayer
  • Tour of the Church
  • Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
  • God
  • Who is Jesus?
  • The Church
  • The Sacrament of Baptism
  • The Sacrament of Confession
  • The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation
  • The Sacrament of Holy Orders
  • The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
  • The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
  • Catholic Morality
  • The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Sacramentals & Indulgences
  • The Virgin Mary and the Saints

RCIA Sponsors

RCIA sponsors are adults who serve as mentors to the RCIA candidate. Sponsors must agree to walk with their candidate for at least one full year, attending weekly sessions with the candidate. Approximately 2-3 hours per week is required in combined preparation and meeting time.

The RCIA team (Bob Olson, Brad Griffith, Pamela Kirkpatrick, and Dr. Reinhard Heutter) welcomes questions.

Meeting: See the Sunday bulletin for schedule
Contact: Parish Office parish at 919-231-6364 or just go to a meeting. No RSVP required.

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