The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. Participants undergo a journey of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church. Ultimately they receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The participant’s journey is led by a team of parishioners (Coordinators) who support the catechumens (candidate) by sharing their faith and experiences.
RCIA Coordinators are parish members who volunteer their time to assist in the Faith Formation of those who want to become Catholics. The roles of those involved are many; Catechists (teachers), Inquirer Coordinators, Sponsor Coordinators and Volunteer Sponsors. Some of the duties of RCIA Coordinators include, meeting and joining with catechumens during the RCIA sessions, sharing stories of faith, building friendship, trust and love of Christ with the catechumen, attending rites, weekly sessions, retreat days and praying for and with their catechumen.
The overall Time Commitment is usually 2 hours per week for one year (excluding summer and holiday breaks). Retreat participation is normally 1 weekend.
How to Volunteer
To participate in this ministry, click here to complete the RCIA Preparation Ministry on-line Sign-Up form.