The Five Phases of RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is experienced through a process of five phases. There is no set length of time for the RCIA process. It depends on each individual’s journey in faith. You may begin at anytime by contacting Linda Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase One - Inquiry
What is the Catholic faith all about and am I called to embrace it? Inquiry sessions are held year-round. We welcome your call and look forward to meeting you.
Phase Two - Catechumenate
Studying and living the Catholic faith
Phase Three - Period of Enlightenment
An in-depth time of conversion and preparation during Lent, the six weeks prior to Easter.
Phase Four - Sacraments of Initiation
Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are celebrated at the Easter Vigil
Phase Five - Mystagogy
The ongoing living out of our Catholic faith through parish involvement. Everyone has a role -- The Role of the Assembly!
"The faithful should remember that the supreme purpose of the apostolate is that the Church’s message is made known to the world by word and deed and that his grace is communicated."