RCIA at the Newman Center was the greatest experience. I renewed my faith and discovered my love for the Catholic Church.
Jenna K., confirmed April 2019
What is christian initiation?
Christian Initiation refers to the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Holy Communion) through which one becomes a full member of the Christian community. These sacraments are celebrated at the Easter Vigil or during the Easter season. The RCIA process is specific to those entering the Catholic Church.
What is involved in RCIA?
The RCIA program consists of weekly meetings throughout the school year where questions about the Catholic Church, relationship with Jesus, issues of faith, church practices, etc. are discussed. Weekly discussions are accompanied by the Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, a stunning video series that systematically presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta, and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver.
RCIA participants are encouraged to pray daily and to attend Mass on a regular basis. Preparation for the various rites that are celebrated as part of the RCIA process is also part of the program.
Who can participate?
Any student who is interested in joining or learning more about the Catholic Church is welcome at RCIA. This includes those who are unbaptized, baptized in another Christian Church, or baptized in the Catholic Church but have never received Eucharist or Confirmation.
HOW DO IS SIGN UP?
No official sign up is necessary. Simply show up! Please contact the RCIA Coordinator with any questions you may have.