The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program is oriented towards those adults and adolescents who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life. The RCIA process, which is usually of a year-long duration, follows the flow of the Liturgical calendar.
The program of initiation usually starts in June and reaches its completion in a single celebration of the three Sacraments of Initiation-Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
The Catechumen, that is a person who has never been baptised and who wishes to become a Catholic, receives these three Sacraments during the Easter Vigil.
Our parish is blessed to have the RCIA program in the vernacular as well, with catechesis every Sunday evening after the Hindi Mass.
A group of dedicated catechists instructs the catechumens in the tenets, beliefs, obligations and practices of the Catholic Faith, and insist on regular attendance during instruction.
The program is coordinated overall by Annette Fernandes (tel. 98921-31346 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with Fr. Bernard Rodrigues as Spiritual Director.