Becoming Catholic

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a formation process for adults who have not been baptized, were baptized into another faith, or were baptized Catholic, but have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation and wish to enter into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Sessions are held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm beginning in September. Reception of the Sacraments will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil. The cost of the program is $30 per person and $50 per married couple.

 

RCIA Sponsor

All the participants in the RCIA process need a sponsor-a faith friend-who accompanies them as they journey towards becoming full members of the Catholic community. The role of the sponsor includes:

  • Helping the catechumen or candidate feel welcome.
  • Assisting him/her on the faith journey by sharing one’s own experience of belonging to the Catholic Church.
  • Accompanying the RCIA candidate to the Thursday evening sessions often as possible.
  • Participating in the RCIA rites.

The RCIA sponsor also listens to the questions that the candidate may have and directs the candidate to someone on the RCIA team who can answer his/her questions. The sponsor does not need to take on the role of teacher; that is the responsibility of the team. Orientation and ongoing information sessions will be provided for the sponsors.

For more information on RCIA or becoming a sponsor please contact Sr. Katrina Ruane at 210.651.6913 x129 or at katrinruane@gmail.com

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

Parents, do you have a child or children, age 7 or above, who need the Sacrament of Baptism? Do you have an older child, age 9 or above, who also needs the Sacrament of First Eucharist? There is a special two year process designed for you and your children  that begins in September. Reception of the Sacraments of baptism, Eucharist and confirmation are celebrated at the Easter Vigil.

Please click on link to register for RCIC: https://form.jotform.com/61796369383169

For more information please contact  Sr. Katrina Ruane at 210.651.6913 x129 or at katrinruane@gmail.com

 

Adult Confirmation

If you are 18 years of age or older and have not received the sacrament of confirmation, please contact Sr. Katrina. Classes begin in September and Confirmation is in November. Some of the topics we will cover include Scripture, the sacraments, the creed, and prayer, Mary and the Saints and a tour of the Church. Registration fee is $20. 

For more information please contact  Sr. Katrina Ruane at 210.651.6913 x129 or at katrinruane@gmail.com