RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA

Do you have a desire to know more about God and Catholicism, but you don't know where to start?  Perhaps you have felt overwhelmed trying to study the Bible or the Catechism on your own.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a communal process for formal initiation of new members into the Catholic Church.  RCIA classes are also an excellent way for those who are already Catholics to renew their own faith and deepen their understanding of the teachings of the Church.

Our RCIA classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Parish Center.  Those journeying toward full communion with the Catholic Faith also attend 9:30 Mass together on Sunday mornings and will be dismissed by the priest following the homily to more deeply contemplate the Gospel readings.  There is also an RCIA program adapted for children 7 and above that will meet on Sunday mornings.

To learn more about what RCIA is, click here.  If you are interested in exploring the Catholic faith, receivng the sacraments, or about becoming Catholic, please contact Charmaine Carter or Deacon John Carter to set up a meeting.

Deacon John Carter: (727) 412-5133
Charmaine Carter: (727) 430-1281
RCIA@cathedralofstjude.org

 

2018-19 Schedule and Events

 

Period of Precatechumenate/Inquiry

August 26-November 28
Classes begin September 5

Period of the Catechumenate

December 5-March 5

Rite of Election

Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 PM

Period of Purification and Enlightenment

March 13-April 10

RCIA Retreat

Saturday, April 13
House of Prayer, Clearwater

Rite of Initiation

Easter Vigil Mass
Saturday, April 20

Period of Mystagogy

April 24-June 5

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