Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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“In the sacraments of Christian initiation we are freed from the power of darkness and joined to Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of filial adoption and are part of the entire people of God in the celebration of the Lord’s death and resurrection.”  (General Introduction to RCIA, 1)

The Church welcomes those who have not been baptized in any Christian denomination and who want to join the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. She also welcomes Christians already baptized in another Christian denomination who wish to complete their sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church. 

Catholics returning to the practice of the Catholic faith after some absence from the Church may also attend these faith formation classes. 

Faith formation classes at Our Lady of the Lake meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM- 10:45 AM.

For more information, refer to  “Frequently Asked Questions”  or the contact our RCIA Director Babs Rector bertottb@aol.com or 615-305-1580.

Pre-RCIA/Inquiry sessions

The first few weeks of RCIA are for anyone seeking to learn more about Christianity and the Catholic faith, even those who are unsure about joining the Catholic Church. During these “Inquiry Sessions”, the catechists (teachers) will discuss general topics about God and about the Catholic Church, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

For information about Inquiry, contact RCIA Director Babs Rector bertottb@aol.com or 615-305-1580.

Schedule and Topics 

Faith formation classes 2021-2022 will begin September 12 at 9:40 AM in Room 206; informal inquiry sessions will be held in June, July, and August. If any changes are made, we will post them here. Contact RCIA Director Babs Rector bertottb@aol.com or 615-305-1580 for more information. 

Materials Used in the Process

The materials used in faith formation classes at Our Lady of the Lake are the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and handouts from Ligouri Press’s Catholic Update. We will provide these for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

To find answers to FAQs about joining the Catholic Church, like “What is RCIA?”, “Who attends faith formation classes?”, etc., please refer to the FAQ page.

Need more information? Contact RCIA Director Babs Rector bertottb@aol.com or 615-305-1580 or use the contact form below.

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