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. RCIA is also intended for Catholics returning after some absence from the Church to the practice of the Catholic faith.

RCIA at Our Lady of the Lake meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15 AM- 10:45 AM during the school year.

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 

Plans for the 2020-2021 RCIA class are currently under review. Inquiry sessions will begin September 13, at 9:15 AM in Room 206. 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 RCIA 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 RCIA, like “What is RCIA?”, “Who attends RCIA?”, 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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