The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. RCIA classes are held weekly and over the course of several months; those who attend the RCIA classes are educated on what the Catholic Church believes and are given the opportunity to ask questions about those beliefs.
At St. Frances Cabrini Parish You Are Welcome to Enter the RCIA Process at Any Time of The Year.
You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights, and your faith story in a warm and friendly setting.
Four Periods of RCIA
1. Period of Inquiry – learn what the Roman Catholic Church believes and teaches.
2. Catechumenate Period -go more deeply into the sacraments and theology of the Church.
3. Period of Enlightenment – reflect and discern your commitment to the Church.
4. Mystagogy – following reception into the Church, continued formation for deeper understanding of scripture and community.
Together, through the Catholic Ministry Appeal, we respond to the needs of our local communities and support Catholics throughout their lives. With your gift, you are nurturing spiritual life, embracing God’s call to serve and accompanying missionary disciples in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
In the spirit of faith and mission, please consider making a commitment to the 2023 Catholic Ministry Appeal for St. Frances and the Diocese of St. Petersburg.