From the Catechism
1232 The second Vatican Council restored for the Latin Church “the catechumenate for adults, comprising several distinct steps.”34 The rites for these stages are to be found in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).35 The Council also gives permission that: “In mission countries, in addition to what is furnished by the Christian tradition, those elements of initiation rites may be admitted which are already in use among some peoples insofar as they can be adapted to the Christian ritual.”36
1233 Today in all the rites, Latin and Eastern, the Christian initiation of adults begins with their entry into the catechumenate and reaches its culmination in a single celebration of the three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.37 In the Eastern rites the Christian initiation of infants also begins with Baptism followed immediately by Confirmation and the Eucharist, while in the Roman rite it is followed by years of catechesis before being completed later by Confirmation and the Eucharist, the summit of their Christian initiation.38
RCIA is the Catholic Church’s way of ministering sensitively to those who would like to become members.
Q:Do you want to learn more about the Catholic Faith?
Q:Are you a Catholic who would like to prepare for Confirmation or Eucharist?
Q:Have you been thinking of returning to the Catholic Church?
Q:Are you a Catholic who wants a deeper understanding of your Catholic Faith?
Q:Are you a Catholic who would like to share your journey with newcomers to the church?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions we would like to welcome you to the RCIA at Wodonga Catholic Parish.
We meet regularly to accompany one another on a journey of Faith and to share our faith in Christ.