Document Title: "R C I A`
Question from on 05-10-2007:
I would like to know more about the rite of Catholic initiation.
Answer by Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 05-11-2007:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process followed by the Catholic Church for the preparation for the sacraments of initiation. The process is adapted to the circumstances of each parish. It involves catechetical formation, celebrations of the word (Scripture), and certain ritual 'rites of passage' on the way toward initiation into the Catholic Church. Initation culminates in the reception of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and first Holy Communion at the Easter vigil. It is followed with a period of mystygogy during the Easter season, with additional catechesis and celebrations.
Talk to your priest or staff at your local parish for more information."