The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which those who wish to join the Catholic faith community are welcomed and introduced to the beliefs and practices of the Church. For those not yet baptized, this process leads to the Easter Vigil where they receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Those who have been previously baptized in another Christian tradition are invited to participate fully in the Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
New candidates meet every Monday evening from October to Easter for instruction. To learn more about the RCIA program, please contact Deacon Adair at 330-283-4983 or deaconrobin@GuardianAngels-Copley.org, or Keith & Janet Kepes 330-608-0069, or Wes & Maryann Henry 330-607-5640.
SCHEDULE & TOPICS
10/23 The Creed: What it means to be Catholic
11/13 Divine Revelation: Bible Basics: Sacred Scripture & Tradition
11/27 Jesus Christ: Person of History/Faith
12/11 Mary and the Saints
1/8 The Liturgy
2/12 Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism & Confirmation
2/26 The Eucharist
3/12 Sacraments of Service: Marriage & Holy Orders
3/26 Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation & Anointing of the Sick
4/9 Stewardship & Lay Ministries
4/16 Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
4/20 RCIA Practice for Easter Vigil
4/20 Easter Vigil Mass