Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a formation process for adults and children over the age of 7 who desire to learn about the Catholic faith and who are considering joining the Catholic Church.The RCIA team welcomes:
- Those who have never been baptized.
- Those baptized in another Christian faith tradition who may be interested in becoming a Catholic.
- Catholics who were baptized but have not celebrated all of their Sacraments.
- Anyone who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith. Perhaps you are engaged or married to a Catholic and want to know more about your partner's religion. Maybe your children are being raised as Catholics and you want to better understand the faith tradition they are learning. Or, perhaps you have attended church with a Catholic friend and would like to know more.
Please use the links to the left to navigate to other pages which include an overview of RCIA at St. Laurence, a description of the steps involved in the RCIA Journey, links to other resources and audio recordings of past RCIA sessions.
Note: The Process for the new year ( 2013-2014) starts on Sunday August 25, 2013. Please contact Pat Kerlin at the Religious Education Center (281-265-5774) prior to this date to schedule a time for an interview.
Read this beautiful conversion story entitled "Lifting the Veil" of why one individual became Catholic through our RCIA process.
Calendar (Next 10 upcoming events)
Dec 8, 2013
10:30 AM - 12:30 PMSunday session - Topic Mary and the Saints
Dec 14, 2013
9:00 AM - 1:00 PMJoin us for the social concerns project - Wish upon a Star. We will be assisting with the wrapping of gifts donated to many outreach centers.
Dec 15, 2013
10:30 AM - 12:30 PMSunday session - Topic - the trinity
Jan 12, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PMSunday session - Topic - Sacrament of Baptism
Jan 19, 2014
10:30 AM - 2:30 PMSunday session - Topics - Church history and Magisterium Please note - this is a double session - ending time is 2:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.
Jan 26, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PMSunday Session - Topic Eschatology