Rite of Christian Initiation
of adults
RCIA Classes
Sundays at 6:30 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall
(at 300 E. Highland Avenue).
2016-2017 Schedule
Parish School of Religion
Parish School of Religion
Parish School of Religion
Parish School of Religion

Do you have a non Catholic family member or friend who might like to know more about the Catholic faith? Or know of
someone who was baptized Catholic but has been away from the Church? Perhaps you know someone who has been coming
to Mass for a while, but is not Catholic.

Invite them to look deeper into the richness of Catholicism!  Come with them to meet with other faithful Catholics who are
serving as catechists in the RCIA program.

RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is a restoration of the ancient practice, which began around 350, as a way
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is a restoration of the ancient practice, which began around 350, as a way
time or helps those baptized as Catholics to complete their faith formation. It is a process of discerning the stages of
conversion leading to sacramental initiation. It is the parish community -through its witness, worship, service and
catechesis- that offers the invitation and support necessary for men and women to be initiated in the Church. It is a time of
inquiry, learning, prayer and discovery of community. Those participating have the opportunity to ask questions about the
Church and to hear about the message of Jesus Christ and how it is lived out in the Catholic Church.

Who is the R.C.I.A. for?  

It is for those who have never been baptized. Through prayer and study of the faith they will enter the Church through
baptism. Easter is the usual time for adult baptism in the Catholic Church.

It is also for those who are baptized and have joined us from another Christian tradition but have little knowledge and
experience of what it means to be a Catholic Christian. To become Catholic they do not need to be baptized again. One may
come into “Full Communion” by a period of study and participation in liturgy with our community. The Catholic Church
respects the Christian upbringing and the faith experiences that are part of their lives. Becoming Catholic does not mean
rejecting their previous faith background; it can now be lived out in the Catholic Church.

It is for adult Catholics who would like to complete the sacraments of initiation or who need to refresh or learn more about
the faith they profess.  (Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist.)

RCIA will take place Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm  in the parish hall, beginning with an Introductory Session September 25;
new participants for this year’s RCIA are accepted through the end of November.


For registration or requests for more information, please contact the RCIA Coordinator,Desiree Tosatto by email oll@wcoil.
com or phone 419-634-2626.
Parish School of Religion page for information
about Christian Initiation and the Religious
Education of Children.  
Click here for Parish
School of Religion (PSR)
in Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall - located adjacent to the Church
at 300 East Highland Avenue, Ada.  
Please register by email or phone to the parish office.