The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the way in which adults and children of the age of reason - defined by the Catholic Church as 7 years of age and older - become full, active, participating members of the Catholic Church.
RCIA is a faith formation process, celebrated by special rites during the Sunday liturgies at various times throughout the year. RCIA involves the whole community - in prayer as the rites are celebrated, in hospitality as new members are welcomed, and in service projects and assistance with parish ministries.
It is important to understand that RCIA is not merely a way to prepare adults for Baptism. Baptism is only one of the sacraments conferred. The goal of the process is Full Communion and full, conscious and active participation in the Eucharist and in the whole life of the Catholic faith community.
RCIA helps individuals to grow in relationship to God, to become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices, to get acquainted with others in the parish community and to become involved in service within the community.
Please find additional information on the age appropriate sidebar. Contact 281-578-8271 to begin your journey of faith!
On left side bar, click on the Adult 18+ page for additional information including dates.
RCIA SESSIONS will begin in September, 2017.