Fr. David Haschka, S.J., Associate Pastor at St. Olaf, leads the RCIA sessions
What is RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process that offers formation into the Catholic faith and way of life for non-baptized adults, Christians of other denominations, and adult Catholics who have not been confirmed. RCIA members have the opportunity to ask questions about the Church and hear about the message of Jesus Christ and how that message is lived out in the Catholic Church.
How RCIA works
RCIA’s process provides a structure for:
— learning about the Catholic faith and way of life;
— catechesis (the passing on of the teachings of the church);
— public and private prayer;
— the opportunity to participate in faith-sharing groups;
— direct spiritual support from members of the St. Olaf community;
— the observance of feasts, fasts, Sundays and seasons of the church calendar;
— participation in the work of the church for justice and peace;
— and the proclamation of the Gospel.
During this time, each participant is paired with a sponsor who serves as a spiritual companion and offers support and encouragement.
When is RCIA offered at St. Olaf?
Classes begin in September, continuing until shortly after Easter. Each meeting offers the opportunity to hear a presentation on a wide range of topics, interact with presenters and the group, and participate in small groups of faith sharing.
Call the parish office if you have any questions: 612-332-7471.