CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
The Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults (R.C.I.A.) is primarily about conversion and as we adults know, we are
always in need of conversion.
Are you looking for a church to call your own? Do you struggle with questions
about life -death- suffering- hope - forgiveness- love- God? Then the RCIA
process could be for you. If you are not connected to any faith community, you
are most welcome to explore the Catholic faith with us at Guardian Angels. If
you feel it is for you, you will be formally accepted into the Catholic church
in a solemn celebration at an Easter Vigil.
You are most welcome to join us on Thursdays 7 to 8:45 p.m. Before
attending a session please call to have a brief meeting with either Fr. Mike,
Fr. Kevin or Sister Mary @
firstname.lastname@example.org - phone 619-448-1213. For more
information please see the parish bulletin and/or flier on RCIA at main entrance
Catechumen: a person preparing for Baptism
Candidate: a baptized person preparing for full initiation in the
Inquiry Session on the Tuesdays of May/June and the Thursdays of
Previous marriages: Persons in the RCIA process in need of rectifying
their marriages with the Catholic church need to call the rectory and make an
appointment to speak with one of our priests as soon as possible.
Godparents and Sponsors are from Guardian Angels Parish and need to
attend 90% of the regular RCIA sessions. An Information Session for new sponsors
is held on the 3rd Thursday of October.
RCIA catechumens/candidates/sponsors are expected to be involved in
parish activities; e.g., October Festival, Parish Retreats, Dinners,
Breakfasts, Talks/Presentations open to all adults, outreach delivery trips to
Rachelís House or parish project site on the hillsides of Rosarito, Soup
Kitchen/Stations during Lent etc.
Rites: There are several Rites during the RCIA process. We usually have
the Rite of Acceptance on the Feast of Christ the King or Feast of the
Baptism of Jesus. Rite of Sending is usually at the 5 p.m. Mass on the
First Saturday of Lent. Rite of Welcome and Continuing Conversion
is usually on the First Sunday of Lent with
Reflection Day: is the Saturday before Palm Sunday.
All participants are expected to participate in the ceremonies of Holy Week.
Baptism, Professions of Faith, Confirmations, First Eucharist are at Easter
Mystagogy is during the Thursdays of Easter Season.
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