"You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you."
Welcome to RCIA!
At its core, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program for people who would like to know more about the Roman Catholic faith. Its most obvious application is for those who desire to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. RCIA is the process by which interested people learn about, participate in, and eventually become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. We believe it should be a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation.
Yet, even the most robust, well-structured and successful RCIA program is not simply a one-time experience in catechetical instruction; rather, it is truly the beginning of a life-long conversion process.
At St. Monica, we desire to help all of our parishioners discern the call of the God in their life. We seek to help each person answer those universal questions of humanity: Why was I created? What am I to do? How do I find true happiness? What is the purpose of suffering? What is love? Where do I find peace?
And so this RCIA page is created with both our RCIA aspirants as well as our entire parish in mind. We hope it provides an additional resource for information on the Catholic faith for those seeking to walk ever closer to Christ. We fellow Catholics realize that Christ’s call to follow Him involves a journey of life-long conversion. If these pages are able to add something that brings Christ’s love and light to all who love and serve Our Lord or, perhaps, levels the valleys of life, then may God receive all glory and praise.
For more information on RCIA or on how to become a sponsor or core team leader, please contact Mariangela Byrne at 214-357-8549 x.7132 or by email at . You can also learn more on the RCIA Blog.
The RCIA Classes for the 2016-17 year will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Family Center Room 109. Our first class will be Monday, September 12, 2016. We start each class with dinner at 7:00 p.m. and have child care available in Room 114.