What is the RCIA Journey
There are four stages to the RCIA journey. Each stage concludes with a community ceremony called a Rite, which acts as a starting point for the next stage of the journey. At each Rite those on travelling the journey affirm their intention to proceed to the next stage while the community commits to supporting them on their journey. The four stages of the RCIA process are:
Major Rites and Stages of the RCIA Process
The initiation of new members into the Church is a gradual process allowing enquirers time to grow in faith and become full participants of the Catholic community.There are four stages in the RCIA process, each one concludes with a community ceremony, known as a ‘Rite’ which acts as a starting point for the next stage.