Sacraments of Initiation For Adults
The Catholic Church has a process to welcome non-Catholics or Catholics seeking full initiation into our faith called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.).
The process involves a group of parishioners journeying with interested adults wishing to be Baptized. We usually meet on Sunday mornings after the 9:30 Mass from late September through Easter. We pass on basic information about Catholicism by discussing themes such as the Bible, the Trinity, Our Creed, Sacraments, Prayer, Mass, Morality, Saints, Church History and many other facets of the Catholic Church. We share our stories and we participate in rites that mark the different stages of the journey (Rite of Acceptance, Rite of Election, and the actual Initiation at the Easter Vigil). These rites take place during mass so that the whole parish community can be a part of the catechesis and welcome these adults into the community of St. Leo's and the Catholic Church. The program is also ideal for previously baptized Catholics that wish to complete the sacraments of initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation) or those who are returning to the church after a long period of absence.