Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Are you seeking to explore the Catholic faith? The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which the unbaptized, and baptized Christians of other faith traditions, may explore, discover and deepen a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, and enter into Christian discipleship lived in and strengthened through the sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is a ritual process, as opposed to a program, characterized by an awakening or conversion of the heart, that leads one to a life of Christian discipleship. The sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. These sacraments are the foundations of the Christian life and through them, we enter into the mystery of Jesus Christ’s saving death and Resurrection.
The RCIA at Saint Brigid moves through a year-round cycle, so people may enter the process when they feel called. It's very much an individual journey, taken with others within the faith community. Indeed, each person travels it in their own time.
Our process consists of weekly sessions on Sunday mornings, following the 9 am Mass. We have a few holidays throughout the year. It’s generally true that the road to initiation is shorter for most baptized Christians, while the unbaptized person needs a more comprehensive approach to faith and belief. Even so, for each individual, the journey simply takes as long as it takes.
If however, you are an adult baptized Catholic, and have not completed your sacraments of initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist), please contact us to get started on your pathway of preparation for the sacraments of initiation as well.
Please call the parish office at (858) 483-3030, x117 or email Lee Hulburt for further details and to make an appointment.
We welcome all inquiries and look forward to meeting you soon. Come and see!