Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Shortly after John had baptized Jesus, two of the disciples began to follow Him.  When Jesus noticed them, they asked him, “Rabbi, where do you stay?”  “Come and see,” He answered.  Later, Philip invited Nathaniel to come and listen to Jesus but Nathaniel was hesitant and skeptical about Jesus.  But Philip said to him, “Come and see for yourself.”~ John 1:35-36
The R.C.I.A., which includes a time of instruction and liturgical rites, is intended for adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Initiation (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and/or Confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church).   The process, where Catholic beliefs and practices are explored and experienced is beneficial for:
¨ Catholics who want to learn more about their Catholic Faith and Practice
¨ Persons who wish to join the Catholic Church
¨ Unbaptized and baptized Christians who would like to learn about the Catholic Church and possible receive the Sacraments
¨ Adults or high school students who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 
¨ Catholics who no longer actively practice their faith and wish to take another look at their place in the Church.
¨ Non-Catholic adults married to a Catholic who would like to better understand the religious practices of their spouse. 
R.C.I.A. begins on Tuesday, September 15th from 10-11:30am or Wednesday, September 16th from 7-8:30pm
For more information or to register, please call 586-468-4578
Come and See!