Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is designed for those who are considering joining the Catholic Church through celebrating the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. The process welcomes adults who have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition.
RCIA at Old St. Patrick’s Church is an engaging, respectful, challenging and ENJOYABLE journey. The spirit in which we present RCIA is best captured by contemporary spiritual author Anne LaMott, “I do not know much about the mystery of grace, but I do know that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it finds us.”
Our next series of Confirmation preparation sessions will be held in the Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W. Monroe, Chicago on Wednesday evenings in October before the celebration of Confirmation on Saturday, November 1, 2014. If you have any questions Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you been baptized and received your first communion in the Catholic tradition, but never received the sacrament of confirmation?Our RCIA process begins in September each year. Please contact Keara Ette (312.798.2328, email@example.com) to learn more.
I am certain in my decision to become Catholic and for the very first time in a long time, I feel welcomed, loved, and that I belong to God… I no longer feel afraid and alone
Pam, RCIA Candidate
I Wonder why I wanted so long to tai this step in my spiritual life, and I also realize I have never been more ready for it than I am right now.
Kelly, RCIA Catechumen at Old St. Pat’s
There is much more to Church and Catholicism than I first thought. I now see that the Catholic Church is a society, a community, a school, and a place to reflect, a gathering of friends and most of all: a place to develop a closer relationship with God through Jesus.
Tim, RCIA Candidate