RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA SESSIONS: BEGIN… TBA
10:45 am-Noon in the CHAPEL ANNEX
Sessions will meet weekly.
For more information contact Theresa Rodriguez at 801-593-5455.
INVITE SOMEONE TO BECOME CATHOLIC
Perhaps you know someone who is “seeking” a relationship with God. Why not ask them if they would consider joining the Catholic Church? Invite them to attend RCIA sessions to learn more about the Catholic Community.
INVITE A CATHOLIC TO COMPLETE THEIR SACRAMENTS
Not all baptized Catholics have completed their sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and/or Confirmation). If you or someone you know would like to step more fully into practice of their Catholic faith RCIA sessions can be just the answer.
COME SERVE IN RCIA MINISTRY
Most people “come to faith” on the “arm of a friend”. Come serve in RCIA ministry as a SPONSOR, a CATECHIST or another member of the RCIA TEAM. It will make a difference in your life, in your Catholic community’s faith life and it will make a difference in the lives of those on the RCIA journey.
WHAT IS THE RCIA?
RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a process (often called a “journey of faith”) aimed at welcoming others into our Catholic family through reflection on the experiences of their lives, the messages of sacred Scripture, and the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church.
WHO TAKES THIS “FAITH JOURNEY?”
A. an unbaptized person interested in learning about the Catholic faith
B. Catholics, who, though baptized, are not catechized and/or did not complete their sacraments of initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation)
C. Persons baptized in another Christian faith who seek to make a profession of faith in the Catholic tradition and be accepted into full communion of the Catholic Church.
WHAT IF I AM NOT SURE I WANT TO BECOME CATHOLIC BUT WANT TO LEARN ABOUT CATHOLIC TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES?
The RCIA journey respects each participant’s faith experience and their individual faith development timetable. Those “inquiring” into the Catholic faith meet with other inquirers, faith community members, and RCIA team members, at informal sessions. Friends and family members are welcome to attend also.
WHAT DO YOU “STUDY”?
RCIA is MORE ABOUT FAITH “FORMATION” than information. Resource materials are provided, videos are used where applicable, but the “heart” of RCIA is relationship and conversion. It is how we change from behaviors and attitudes which center on self to actions and choices which come from a relationship with a compassionate and loving God.
WHAT DO YOU LEARN ABOUT IN RCIA SESSIONS?
Sessions include topics such as Jesus Christ, the seven sacraments, our Catholic Mass, how we pray, the Church calendar, the Virgin Mary, moral issues/Catholic teachings, the Trinity, the Bible, the Saints, Church history and Catholic tradition.
IS RCIA FOR “RETURNING” CATHOLICS?
Yes, RCIA can be a journey of renewal for everyone in our Catholic community!!! We as a Catholic family are called to look at our own faith formation and spiritual growth as we witness to those who are committed to getting to know us through our worship, outreach, and faith stories.
HOW/WHERE DO I BEGIN THE RCIA PROCESS?
If you are attending mass, have begun to ask yourself, “What do I believe in?” or have already been seeking spiritual direction, then you may have already begun the RCIA faith journey. Come join us. CONTACT Theresa Rodriguez at 801-593-5455.
TEAM RCIA MINISTRY
The RCIA journey of faith involves several ministry areas, which help those on the journey, learn about faith from people who have a relationship with God. We are seeking community members who are interested in learning more about RCIA MINISTRY or have served as any of the following:
The whole Church is responsible for “teaching” adults and children who wish to be “initiated”. The RCIA catechist helps “pass on” the Catholic traditions and celebrations by facilitating discussion/dialogue around information presented in session materials (like videos & hand-outs) on Church teachings, history, and practices. Catechist background with adults is not required. Team formation workshops will assist you.
Sponsors are Catholic members who are already “initiated” (baptized, confirmed, and celebrating communion), have the time and willingness to walk with someone as a companion and source of support on this journey. They should be “in tune” with Christ, Prince of Peace activities. Sponsors can make others feel comfortable and accepted, and can freely listen as well as share their own faith stories. Formation sessions will be held to assist sponsors in this ministry.
CONTACT Theresa Rodriguez at 801-593-5455 if you would like to serve in RCIA Ministry.
RCIA IS A TOTAL CHRIST, PRINCE OF PEACE COMMUNITY PROCESS!!!
COME JOIN US AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND THEN SOME!!!