RCIA is a very important ministry of the Church. The letters stand for "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults." It is a ministry that is as old as the Church, yet as new as Vatican II. It has been a part of the American Church since approval by the Bishops of America in 1981; it is supported by our Bishop and supported in every way by St. Nicholas Parish.
The great tasks of RCIA are to bring people to the Church:
- to teach those people the meaning of being a Catholic Christian
- to bring people to the Sacraments of the Catholic church, if that is their wish and decision
We welcome you! You will be welcomed into a loving community and find what it is you are seeking. You need not have any relationship with any church. You may be coming from another Faith Community. You all are welcome!
Let us build a house where all are named,
Their song and visions heard
And loved and treasured, taught and claimed
As words within the Word.
Built of tears and cries and laughter,
Prayers of faith and songs of grace,
Let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:
All are welcome, all are welcome,
All are welcome in this place.
-- from the hymn by Marty Haugen
For further information about RCIA contact:
Jeff Moses - Director