St Rita Catholic Church

10029 NE Prescott St. Portland, Oregon 97220

Tel. 503-252-3403   Fax 503-256-9682      stritapdx@qwestoffice.net

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 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

What is the RCIA?

The RCIA is a process of initiating new members into the Catholic Church.  It is for:

·         Non-Catholics who have questions about the Catholic faith

·         Those who have never been baptized

·         Those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition and wish to join the Catholic Church. 

·         Those who have been baptized Catholic, but never celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Communion. 

It is not a program or a class, but we speak of this process as a journey. At the heart of this process is conversion – not just turning around one’s intellect, but one’s entire being to Jesus Christ. This journey is not done alone, but with the company of a sponsor and the St. Rita Community.

It consists of four periods and each period is bridged with the celebration of a rite in church.

How can I found out more?

Contact Barbara Stanton, Faith Formation Director, 503-252-3403 x.104 or b.stanton@qwestoffice.net for more information and an appointment.