RCIA

 

 

RCIA

Michele Hunter

410-833-1696

mhunter@shgparish.org

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who
believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."  John 3:16

 

Open the door to faith through RCIA

 

The RCIA program is a faith journey bringing us into closer encounter with the Living God as we learn about the Catholic Faith. The RCIA process may lead an indivitual to a conversation of the heart, to Baptism, Confirmation, and entry into full communion with the Catholic Church.


A personal invitation coming from you (a friend or family member) may be just the welcoming words they need to begin an amazing new faith journey. Give us the name and number of someone you feel may want to learn more about our faith. Help us to spread God's word!

 

 


The RCIA program is intented to serve:

  • Those who just want to know more about our Catholic faith
  • The un-baptized who would like to learn more about the Catholic religion
  • Those baptized in another religion who may wish to become Catholic
  • Those baptized Catholic who have not completed the Initiation Sacraments (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) or who have not been raised in the faith
  • Adult Catholics who wish to return to their faith

RCIA is the process for interested persons to gradually become a part of the Catholic Church. Whatever the reason, now may be the time to answer the invitation of Jesus to a deeper faith life. Perhaps those from other faith backgrounds have found that the example of family members or the influence of friends have awakened a desire to examine the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church.

 

RCIA provides an opportunity to grow in faith and in the knowledge of the Catholic tradition. Weekly meetings provide an opportunity for prayer, study, and discussion. These meetings, combined with the experience of Mass, Parish life, learning about Church tradition, and, especially, the Sacraments, all work together to bring each of us to a deeper understanding of our faith.

 

The process is flexible! If you are intimidated by being part of a group, we are here to make this as comfortable as possible for you. Please contact us! We can help meet any and all needs and concerns.