“Of course, this is always an adventure,
but life can be successful only if we have
the courage to be adventurous, trusting that
the Lord will never leave me alone,
that the Lord will go with me and help me.”
-Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
RCIA is an adventure of the heart and mind. Below are some resources that will help you on your journey. The Catholic faith is an endless experience of truth. So, pray, read, study, meditate, and explore! If you need any help, just ask us!
First, though, we’d like to get to know you. Please download an Inquirer’s Questionnaire on the right of this page; fill it out, and turn it in. That will help us know how to help you!
Praying through RCIA
Prayer will make your experience of RCIA truly beautiful. In prayer you will intimately encounter Jesus, and he will be your teacher and guide. Pray everyday, even if only briefly. To learn more about some of our more treasured prayers as Catholics, click here. Also, to explore the Catholic tradition of daily prayer, known as the Liturgy of the Hours, click here.
What will we read in RCIA?
The Bible: The Catholic Church believes that the study of Scripture is the “very soul of sacred theology.” Thus, the RCIA experience is steeped in Scripture. Read it every day. Good translations of the Bible are the Revised Standard Version, the New Revised Standard Version, the Jerusalem Bible, and the New American Bible.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Catechism, promulgated in 1997, “aims at presenting an organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental contents of Catholic doctrine.” This text draws primarily from “the Sacred Scriptures, the Fathers of the Church, the liturgy, and the Church’s Magisterium.” Everything we explore in RCIA will be found within the Catechism. This text is available online and in most bookstores.
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: This book serves as a handy companion for those on the RCIA journey. Organized in such a way as to help you explore the Catholic faith easily and simply, this book will help you reflect on our discussions and enable you to participate more fully.
Resources for exploring Catholicism
The St. Rita Faith Resources Page
Catholics Come Home
Free Catholic Talks from the Mary Foundation
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