(Chelsea Update would like to thank Mary Lou Hahn-Setta for the information in this story.)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults join the Catholic Church.
The RCIA takes place within the context of the parish community, and after a suitable period of formation, culminates in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation— Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
Formation includes several areas: Scripture: The stories of God’s people. Teaching: What Catholics Believe. Prayer: How we communicate with God. Liturgy: How the community worships. Mission: How we live out what we believe.
The RCIA is also suitable for adults who were baptized Catholic, but have not yet received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, please call Marita Martin at 734-475-8164 or email [email protected]