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R.C.I.A. Process

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil

The culmination of the Rite of Christian Inistian occurs on Holy Saturday. At the Easter vigil the Candidates and Catecuments are fully initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Communion.

"Father, you give us grace through sacramental signs, which tell us of the wonders of your unseen power.....

"Father, look with love upon your Church, and unseal for her the fountain of Baptism.

"By the power of the Spirit give to the water of this font the grace of your Son....

"May all who are buried with Christ in the death of baptism rise also with him to newness of life...


"This water calls to mind our baptism. May the Lord bring to completion the good work he has begun in us!"

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"I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

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"Be sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit."

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Blessing of the Water

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Baptism movie