All those who desire Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation in the Catholic faith are invited to sign up now in the Campus Ministry Office located in the basement of St. Rita's Hall.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; frequently called "catechumenate" or "Christian Initiation"
Whatever leads a person to hear the word of God in such a way to lead to initial conversion to the Lord.
An informal introduction to the Catholic community, a period of discussion, prayer and discernment designed to help an individual make a decision about entering the catechumenate.
This is one of the major rites in which the inquirer requests entrance into the catechumenate and becomes a member in training.
A specific period of formation into the Christian Catholic community, including an intellectual understanding of the faith and an adult experience of it.
This is the major rite by which the catechumenate, on the basis of testimony, is accepted for full membership into the Church.
A period of intense spiritual preparation for initiation into the Church
This is the major rite by which the catechumenate is initiated into the Church through the Baptism, Conformation, and Eucharist.
Participants in the precatechumenates are called inquirers. In the catechumenate, they are catechumens. During the time of Enlightenment and Purification, they are the elect. And in the final period of Mystagogia, they are neophytes.