Sundays at 6:30 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes
(at 300 E. Highland Avenue)
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
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.)
For registration or requests for more information, please contact the RCIA Coordinator, Desiree Tosatto by email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 419-634-2626.
Please see the Parish School of Religion page for information about Christian Initiation and the Religious
Education of Children. Click here for Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Please register by email or phone to the parish
office:419-634-2626 or oll@wcoilcom
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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.