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RITE OF CHRISTIAN
INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature;

the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

- 2 Corinthians 5:17

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the official ritual text of the Church which directs, supports and sustains the way of faith and conversion by which adults (and children who have reached the age of reason) are initiated into the Catholic Church.

 

Although many Catholics are not familiar with it, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults was restored to the Church in 1972 at the request of the Second Vatican Council as the normative way by which adults (and children who have reached the age of reason) are to be initiated into the Catholic Church.

For more information, please contact Maryann Tyrer, Parish Associate for Religious Formation.

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