We are happy you are interested in learning more about RCIA and the Catholic faith. Our goal is to be as supportive as possible on your journey!
The Rite of Christian initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which non-Catholics learn about the Catholic faith and way of life. It is a spiritual formation process culminating with entry into the Catholic Church with the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism (if not previously baptized in a Christian denomination), Confirmation, and the Eucharist.
From your perspective, RCIA is a time of discernment; an opportunity to get a basic understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church, as well as experience the spiritual side of the faith. It is a time to ask questions and determine if the Catholic faith is right for you. Each person’s faith journey is unique and there is never any pressure for you to become Catholic. The teachings of the 2,000-year-old Catholic Church are understandably very wide and very deep. It takes time to gain a basic understanding of these teachings and RCIA provides that venue.
RCIA is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment and formation. RCIA Classes for 2022-2023 will begin Tuesday, September 13. In 2022, class sessions are held Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm at St. James Catholic Church (5500 Douglas Ln. Bartlesville, OK 74006) and go until the 2023 Easter Vigil.
Is it worth it? We, of course, think so, but only you can answer that question for yourself. For sure, you will make some wonderful new friends, greatly expand your knowledge of the bible and teachings of the Catholic Church and we believe your spiritual life will grow as well. We hope to hear from you soon!