RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is not an academic class nor is it a “Sunday School” class. RCIA is a journey into the sacred mysteries of Jesus Christ as revealed to us in Sacred Scripture and through His Church. We will explore these mysteries every Thursday evening with a brief teaching on various topics ranging from Sacred Scripture to the Trinity, the Mission of the Church to the Moral and Social Teachings of the Church and more. These sessions will include time each week for discussion and questions.

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will offer RCIA every Thursday evening starting on September 15th at 7pm in the Parish Meeting Room. We will hold a brief time for inquiry on Sunday at 12:15, on August 28th in the Parish Meeting Room. 

Our RCIA process will extend from mid-September to a week past Easter. This process is in place in order to assure that participants/candidates have an adequate time for preparation and discernment regarding becoming Catholic. 

The initiation of adults into the Catholic Church is normally done at the Easter Vigil and all the Sacraments of Initiation are administered together at that time of the Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15, 2017. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.  Those who have been baptized a Christian outside of the Catholic Church receive only Confirmation and Holy Eucharist as the Catholic Church does recognize those baptisms in the Trinitarian formula (“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit). 

If there are any questions or if you are interested in joining us for the RCIA process, please contact Fr. Dustin Feddon at 850-933- 0375 or feddond@shc.ptdiocese.org, or Deacon Paul Graaff at 850-433- 0964 or plgraaff@cox.net.