The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - a process for welcoming adult newcomers (inquirers) into the Roman Catholic Church. RCIA prepares the newcomers for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist by providing a personal journey that leads to a transformation of mind and spirit. Guided by the Gospel and by the examples set by the church members, newcomers find their place in the community of believers. It is a personal journey in which newcomers and team members reexamine and deepen their relationship with God.
RCIA- Inquiry Classes for Adults and Children wanting to join the Catholic Church will start in August. The first part of the RCIA process does not require any commitment, but is just a time, to come and learn what the Catholic Church is about and have your questions answered. Call the parish office at 522-2383 if you have any questions.
Children 8 years and older seeking to join the Catholic Church will attend the RCIC program. Their journey of faith culminates in the beautiful Easter Vigil Mass, when they become members of the Catholic Christian Community. RCIC is for children 8 years and older that have not been baptized Catholic. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) at St. Anne enables children 8 years and older to enter into a relationship with the living God and share in the life of their identity as Christians. Our goal is to provide a means of conversion consonant with the child's age and understanding. Please call the parish office at 522-2383 to register your child.
Like RCIA, we strive to instruct the child in his/her faith as a Catholic Christian. Different from the adult process, the conversion of children is a "belonging" process - a process of socialization which is caught as well as learned. Much of the catechesis for children greatly depends on forming and nurturing relationships with other believing children. The true success of the program depends on the parents. The parent must insure the child attends all classes, learns their prayers, and experiences a Catholic environment at home.