The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults RCIA is the Church's ritual process for calling adults to a conversion of mind and heart and preparing them for a full and active life in the Church as disciples of Jesus. During the process, adults participate in liturgical rites that both mark the progress of their journey and form them more deeply by God's grace. The culmination of that ritual process is the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Unlike our usual understanding and ritual that takes place at a specific moment, the RCIA is spread over a longer period.
Please contact sales dnncorp. Every year hundreds of people decide to become Catholic, and each one has their own special story. Each is drawn to the Church by different experiences and circumstances. Only in God will we find the truth and happiness we long for. The journey towards God is found through Jesus Christ. He is "God-with-us," God in the flesh.
This changed after the Second Vatican Council in the s. Candidates meet regularly with a group of people from the parish to learn about Catholic belief and practice. Various rituals are held in the church at important points along the journey. Local Catholic Parishes hold regular enquiry sessions for those who want to know more about the Catholic Church or who may be interested in becoming a Catholic. After this period of enquiry, some people choose to embark on the RCIA journey.