Anytime someone is facing a medical procedure that requires hospitalization, it is good to receive the sacrament. If you are interested in deaconate please speak with our deacon. Even before the Catechumens are baptized, they have a special relationship to the Church. Click here for class information and to register online. Normally you would participate in the RCIA classes as a "candidate" since most likely we will recognize your baptism in another church. The diocese of Knoxville offers classes on a five year cycle. At least one parent is Catholic, but exceptions can be made as long as the adult promises to raise the child as Catholic.
Becoming Catholic at Cathedral
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
This stage of intense reflection calls you to deeper conversion in preparation for your renewal at Easter. Toggle navigation beginningCatholic. The RCIA process includes four formation periods which prepare the participants to take part in the rites that conclude the first three periods:. The earlier the better. Print Share Calendar Diocesan Locator. The Church uses three profound and beautiful passages from the Gospel of John to focus this preparation effort. You do not have to wait for any particular time.
Starting in the Faith: Catholic RCIA Stages
RCIA is for a variety of people including non-Catholics who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and becoming Catholic. What are the steps of RCIA? Period Two: Catechumenate — a lengthy period during which the participants gather weekly to discuss the gospel proclaimed in the Sunday readings and relate those truths to their daily lives. Normally you would participate in the RCIA classes as a "candidate" since most likely we will recognize your baptism in another church. Lent is a period of preparation marked by prayer, study, and spiritual direction for the Elect, and prayers for them by the parish communities.
In most cases, these individuals make a profession of faith but are not baptized again. After the Baptism the newly baptized are dressed in white garments and presented with a candle lighted from the Paschal Candle. Even before the Catechumens are baptized, they have a special relationship to the Church. This site includes numerous opportunities to inform your faith with Bible studies, movies, audio, books, and more. Once confirmed, it is expected for the youth to continue with future faith formation and be a part of the youth group. Classes for Children and in Spanish for adults are on Wednesdays at p.