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RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

 

 

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Joachim Rodrigues OCD

Rajan Fernandes

   

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Baptism / Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

 


        Adults freely wishing to become members the Catholic Church can do so under the program Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults. This is a one-year program, in which the candidates are trained and well-educated in Catholic and Christian Doctrine of the Church.

.....Requirements.....

A willingness on the part of the candidate to embrace Christ willingly is called for. The candidate must attend the whole RCIA course without fail, and is required to submit an affidavit stating that he/she embraces the faith freely, without any pressure from any party. Approval of the Candidate is strictly under the supervision of the Parish Priest, Assistants and the RCIA team.

 

...About The RCIA...

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (often abbreviated RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.

The RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes several months, (ideally a minimum of one complete liturgical year).

 

 

 

     
 
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