To Become Catholic: RCIA

ananias_restoring_the_sight_of_st_paul-pietro-da-cortona-1631[1]RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. All sacraments are an encounter with Christ, who is himself the original sacrament. The sacraments of initiation Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist introduce the recipient into the Catholic faith and lay the foundation of every Christian life. The RCIA program prepares adults to receive some or all of the sacraments, thereby entering into the Church, which is the Body of Christ.

St. Victor’s offers RCIA classes on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Fall of each year. RCIA is for those baptized into other Christian traditions who are considering joining the Catholic community, adults considering baptism, baptized Catholics who wish to complete their sacrament and those Catholics who just want to learn more about their faith.

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“The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.”

— Paul VI, apostolic constitution, Divinae
consortium naturae
: AAS 63 (1971) 657; cf. RCIA Introduction 1-2.

Catechism of the Catholic Church: RCIA