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R.C.I.A. Process- Mary Alice Anderson, Coordinator

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Several adults have started their journey to becoming Catholic. Follow them through the various rites, concluding with their acceptance on Holy Saturday.


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Rite of Acceptance


My Brothers and Sisters God has called these catechumens and they have answered the call.

Dear catechumens, you have agreed to try our way of life in Christ. I now sign you with the cross of Christ. Receive this cross on your forehead. By this sign of his love, Christ will be your strength. Learn now to know and follow him.

Deacons, Catechists and the RCIA team follow Fr. Arrando in signing each with the cross.



Receive the sign of the cross on your ears, may you hear the voice of the Lord.

Receive the sign of the cross on your eyes, may you see the glory of God.

Receive the sign of the cross on your lips, may you respond the word of the Lord.

Receive the sign of the cross on your shoulders, may you accept the burden of carrying the cross of Jesus Christ.

Receive the sign of the cross on your hands, may you be known in the work you do in the name of Jesus the Christ.
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, are you resolved to aid our new Catechumens in their pursuit of Faith?

Let us pray together for these catechumens.

Watch the entire Rite of Acceptance

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