Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults -RCIA
Do you know anyone who wants to join the Catholic Church? Do you have any questions about the Catholic Faith or would like to know more about the Catholic Faith? Have you been away from the sacraments and want to 'come home' to the Church? If so, please join us on Sunday mornings here at St. Agnes. Classes will be starting soon! Call the office and ask for Kitty: 225.383.4127
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult, is the way the Roman Catholic Church brings adults into membership in the Church.
The RCIA process has several distinct stages:
- Catechumenate: those who decide to enter the Church and are trained for a life in Christ are called catechumens, an ancient name from the early Church. In this stage, you're developing your faith and learning the basic points about the Catholic faith and life.
- Purification and preparation: the Church will help you focus and intensify your faith as you prepare to commit your life to Christ and be received into the Church at Easter. If you are following the RCIA process, you 'll go through a beautiful series of Gospel-based meditations during Lent.
- Initiation: You are received into the Church during the Easter Vigil Mass, where you'll receive the sacraments of initiation: baptism, confirmation and Eucharist.
Do you know anyone who wants to join the Catholic Church? Do you have any questions about the Catholic Faith or would like to know more about the Faith? Have you been away from the sacraments and want to come home?
Please join us on Sundays from 9am to 11am in the Meeting Room. We start in September and end after Pentecost in May of each year. We do not meet in the months of June, July and August.