About RCIA ...

What is RCIA?
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process for adults who want to become Catholics. It is an opportunity for adults to learn more about Catholic beliefs and practices and the values that shape our lives. Adults, who choose to do so recieve the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation during the Easter Vigil. It is the culmination of a new life in Christ.

Why is RCIA Important?
Many of our parishioners went through the RCIA process at St. Columba. Many have expressed profound gratitude for being invited into the Catholic Church and for the way the Church has changed their lives because they have been introduced to a more perfect union with GOD, the power of the Holy Spirit, the abundance of grace obtained through the Sacraments, and the wisdom of GOD through the richness of the Catholic Church.

Who should sign-up for RCIA?
Any adult, 16 years or older, non-Catholic, or even an adult baptized Catholic who has not received First Communion or Confirmation may join RCIA. Good candidates are parents, in-laws, co-workers, friends, spouse or fiance'.

Where and When we meet?
The 2010-2011 RCIA Group does gather every Saturday, September through April, at 9:30 a.m. in the 7th grade class room just next to the Library and Father Dewan Hall.   See the RCIA calendar.

Updated 2 June 2010