RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden, light.” Matthew 11:28-30

 
 
RCIA is a year long process for those interested in learning about Catholicism with a desire to become Catholic. It is our greatest joy as well as our baptismal duty as a Catholic community to continually welcome new members and instruct them in the ways of Catholic Christian discipleship. All adults who are not baptized, or those baptized in other Christian traditions or those never fully initiated in the Catholic Church are invited to participate. The RCIA is a four-step process that starts with a period of inquiry into the faith. Participants are invited to broaden and deepen their relationship with God through the Catechumenate period of prayer, scripture study, reflection and sessions on our rich Catholic faith and tradition. The next period is that of Purification and Enlightenment and this occurs during Lent. The fourth and final period is that of Mystagogy, during which the newly initiated experience beginning fully a part of the Catholic Christian Community. This period ends with a celebration on Pentecost Sunday. Parishioners are invited to walk this journey as sponsors in the process. Together everyone has the opportunity to grow in faith and more fully participate in parish activities. The parish celebrates the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil for those who are prepared and desire to become Catholic.

Adult Confirmation Classes
For various reasons, some adults have never celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation for most Catholics is the opportunity to reaffirm your baptismal commitment to Christ. Adults desiring to complete their Catholic Christian initiation and celebrate Confirmation are invited to consult with the Pastor about upcoming classes and options for preparation.
 
 

 

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TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC PARISH
4000 43rd Street North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33714
Church Tel.: (727) 525-0262 || ECC Tel.: (727) 527-2880