The Ministry of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It is also for those baptized in a different faith tradition who wish to become Catholic, or baptized Catholic, but never were involved in any religious education. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens.
The Ministry of RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children) is the process for children who are not baptized or baptized in another tradition, or have missed receiving a sacrament at the usual age, to be fully welcomed into the Catholic faith.
This ministry prepares both these groups for initiation into the Catholic Faith through weekly classes focusing on the basics of the Faith, prayer, Scripture, and spirituality. All classes are open to any interested parishioners.
Classes for RCIA begin in August each year and participants attend one of the weekly sessions held either on Tuesday or Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
RCIA Program Intro Video
This video describes the RCIA program at Our Lady of the Greenwood Church. This program is designed those who are interested in joining the Catholic faith. This includes non-baptized adults. It also is designed for those who have been baptized but not confirmed in the Catholic Church.
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