RCIA

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which people become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is concerned with the total formation of the person, introducing them to the Church Community, living with the Church Community, praying with the Church Community, and serving with the Church Community. This gradual development culminates in the celebration of the initiation sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

St. Bernadette Church warmly welcomes new members and tries to provide an appropriate spiritual formation according to each person’s need. The RCIA process in this parish usually begins in September and continues through Pentecost Sunday. We provide a structure for the proclamation of the gospel, catechesis (teachings of the church), public and private prayer. Each person with a sponsor travels together on this journey of faith, focusing on the central principle of the Rite which is a conversion to a deeper relationship with Christ. Please contact Chris Krysiak at 440-734-1300 for more information about our RCIA program.