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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


Are you searching for God? Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Do you want to complete what your baptism began, and prepare for Confirmation and Eucharist? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults may be the answer... 
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an open-ended process to warmly welcome new members and provide spiritual formation according to each person’s needs. The process includes small and large group meetings, discussion, individual and group prayer, and liturgies and rites celebrated within our faith community. Participants reflect on Scripture, uncover their faith stories and learn to recognize themselves and God’s action in their lives, while exploring the teachings of the Church and its application to their own lives. 
The process is designed for catechumen (those who have never been baptized). It can also assist candidates (those baptized in another Christian tradition or Catholics who have never received Eucharist and Confirmation) in their preparation for sacraments. For information visit here. 
Contact Anne Marie Fourré at 510-995-9409 or Come to an “Inquiry” session offered most Wednesday nights (7:30 to 9:00 pm) in the Damien Room at 1119 Lafayette Street. (Call first to confirm group is meeting.)

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