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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

(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]

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2 thoughts on “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults”

  1. I’m not sure what the purpose or rather premise of this is really about. Is this “For more info on how to join the Catholic Church contact me” type deal? Is Chelsea Update promoting the Catholic Church? If I write up something on how to Join a Methodist Church would Chelsea Update post it?

    • Thank you for your question, Richard. For eight years, Chelsea Update’s policy has always been to publish information provided by readers. On Sundays, I run church items that are submitted. So, if you’d like to submit information about the Methodist Church, I’d be glad to publish it for you.
      Lisa Allmendinger, publisher

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