The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, commonly known as RCIA, is a process by which the Catholic Christian community welcomes and initiates new members. The process has evolved to meet the needs of the unbaptized as well as the baptized, the uncatechized as well as the catechized. The RCIA addresses the life experiences and spiritual needs of the individual. It is important to recognized and respect the faith experience of each individual.

The RCIA involves different stages and liturgical rites in which the catechumens and candidates join the rest of the faith community in an ongoing conversion as part of the life long process and commitment to a Christian way of life; an initial step in the “lifelong journey of intellectual, emotional and spiritual conversion.”

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