Becoming Catholic (RCIA)


rcia-2The journey of entering the Catholic Church called RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is held Wednesdays 6:45pm to 8:45pm in the Carell Room August to May.  For more information please contact Angela Peach, Director of Religious Education, at: (615) 333- 9769 or
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is based on the ancient practice of initiation in the Church. Focused on conversion, candidates entered an extended period of formation.  The community ritually celebrates the conversion at various points on the journey, culminating with the celebration of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. An extended catechesis follows this to help the newly initiated to live the commitment they made: lives of justice, service and charity as witnesses of the reign of God. Initiation into the Christian Community is not concerned about programs that come and go. Rather, Christian initiation is concerned with the fundamental values of the Christian way of life. That is why The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is not a program but a sacramental process- a spiritual journey.

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