Christian Initiation at Our Lady of Peace
The Christian Initiation Program at Our Lady of Peace is focused on preparing
- Non-Catholics both Christian and non-Christian,
- Baptized Catholics who have not completed the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion, and
- Parents and godparents of children under the age of seven
for their encounter with Christ through the reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.
Inquiry – Christian Initiation (RCIA)
If you want to inquire into the Catholic Faith, then Christian Initiation is the process for you. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the primary way the Catholic community accompanies people in their journey of conversion to Christ and welcomes them into the Church. Through the process of RCIA persons enter “into the life of faith, worship, and charity belonging to the people of God.”
An individual begins as an inquirer. During the period of inquiry, a person freely learns about Christ and His teachings in the light of Catholic tradition while discerning whether he or she desires to become a member of the Catholic Church.
We accept Inquirers for the Christian Initiation process year round. Our Christian Initiation curriculum begins in September each year and ends the Thursday before Pentecost Sunday. To learn more about RCIA at Our Lady of Peace, please contact Mother Bon Secours in the Adult Religious Education Office.
To register, you will need to complete the Registration for Christian Initiation and Adult Sacrament Preparation form. Please submit the form to the Parish Office upon completion.
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If you were baptized in a non-Catholic Christian Community, please submit any form of proof of Baptism at the time of registration. This may be in the form of a certificate, a letter, or a copy of the baptismal registry that has your name and Baptismal date and the name of the Christian Community on it. If the Christian Community no longer exists, then you may register without this information.
Mother Bon Secours
(408)-988-7543 Ext. 1113