The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. RCIA is for persons in need of Baptism, persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic and persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and Confirmation. The Rite speaks of conversion as a "spiritual journey." Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time.
The initial inquiry period at Holy Family begins in September. The first phase of the journey of initiation is a time for seekers to hear the mystery of Christ proclaimed. The inquirers consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts.
If you or someone you know would like further information please contact Barbie Byrne, Pastoral Associate, at (330)688-6412 x 272 or via email at [email protected].