The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a way of welcoming, forming and initiating new members into the Church. The RCIA process helps to lead those considering the faith on a journey from inquiry to enlightenment and ultimately, commitment by a combination of storytelling, discussion, prayer and teaching.

In fact, throughout this process, the entire parish community acts as teacher and learner, growing in its own faith as a result of sharing it. Sessions run from September to Pentecost, meeting weekly. Any adult seeking information about becoming Catholic, or who has not yet received the sacraments of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation, is invited to become part of the RCIA experience. Fully initiated Catholics are encouraged to participate on the RCIA team.
Contact... Parish office  (973-729-6107) or info@ourladyofthelake.org

The implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is addressed to the following groups:
  1. Unbaptized adult converts.
  2. Unbaptized children of catechetical age.
  3. Baptized but not catechized adults and children of catechetical age
  4. Catholic or Non-Catholic preparing for Confirmation and Eucharist.
  5. Baptized Christian (Non-Catholic) candidates for reception in the full Communion of the Catholic Church.

Online Resources
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Catholic Inquiry
RCIA Resources

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