Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

/Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)2018-07-13T12:29:44+00:00

For more information, please contact:
Deacon Les Loh
Phone: (561) 746-7974, Ext: 234
E-mail: deaconles@stjudechurch.net

Or contact the Parish Office:
204 U.S. Highway One, P.O. Box 3726, Tequesta, FL  33469-3726
Phone: (561) 746-7974
Fax: (561) 743-6127
E-mail: info@stjudechurch.net

Goals and Purpose:

To provide a period of structured inquiry for those adults interested in, or considering the possibility of, becoming Catholic.  To lead and accompany adults into full membership in the Roman Catholic Church (for non-baptized persons, those baptized in another faith and baptized Catholics desiring First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation). Also to catechize those fully initiated Catholics wishing to update their knowledge of their Catholic faith.

The early stages of RCIA are known as the ‘inquiry’ phase.  A non-Catholic engaging in this part of the process is not making a commitment to become Catholic.

RCIA is for:
1) Those who are interested in becoming Catholic
2) Those who are considering the possibility of becoming Catholic, and want to learn more about the Catholic faith and teachings
3) Those who are baptized Catholics, however they have not yet received the sacraments of First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation
4) Those fully initiated Catholics who want to learn more about their Catholic faith

What to expect:

We minister to adults, forming them in the Catholic faith. All participants seeking to receive sacraments agree to meet various requirements on this walk of faith toward becoming full members of the Catholic Church, which is customarily celebrated at an Easter Vigil.

Schedule:

Regular gatherings will be held most Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the St. Jude Parish Center.  Please see the link to the 2018-2019 schedule below.

Call or e-mail Deacon Les for information on how to enter the process before regular gatherings begin.

Click the links below to download the RCIA application and schedule:

RCIA application form v5-17

RCIA Schedule 2018-2019 – participant v1.1