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Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation is designed for adults (and children of catechetical age) who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully. (RCIA Introduction 1)

Keep up with the latest RCIA news from OCF. Click Here for the newest RCIA Newsletter – April 2019 (pdf),  RCIA Newsletter – March 2019 (pdf)   RCIA Newsletter – February 2019 (pdf), RCIA Quarterly Newsletter-Fall, 2017 (pdf), RCIA Quarterly Newsletter-June 2017 (pdf) RCIA Quarterly Newsletter-January 2017 (pdf) RCIA Fall Newsletter-2016 (pdf)

For all information about RCIA:

All RCIA team members will benefit from owning their own book. Click Here to purchase the Rite Book.

Welcome to the Catholic Church
RCIA Leader, your first contact communicates the hospitality and concern of the Church for those seeking Christ. Take care and listen well to them!

After your initial meeting with a prospective candidate, use the helpful documents to gather necessary information.

Questionnaire for Adults Seeking Christian Initiation (pdf)
Explanatory Notes for Questionnaire (pdf)
Statement of Interviewer (pdf)
Churches-Valid-Baptisms-8-1-2007 8/1/2007 (pdf)

To use when an individual has been divorced:
Determining CorrectType of Marriage Case (pdf)