The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A) is an eight month program intended for those students who are either interested in becoming Catholic, wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist. The program opens during the first week of September and continues throughout the school year to Easter.
The R.C.I.A. at Chaminade encourages the growth of each person’s faith life through regular worship at the Sunday Mass in the Mystical Rose Oratory; participation in community service and the Awakening retreat; and mandatory weekly meetings on Sundays after church or at other mutually agreed upon times to learn about the our Catholic traditions and beliefs. Each year after much prayer and discernment the R.C.I.A. participants are fully initiated into the Catholic faith during the Easter Vigil service. For more information about sacramental preparation please drop by the campus ministry office.
- Program is for students of Chaminade University and members of the Mystical Rose Oratory community
- All participants need to have a sponsor that will help guide them through the process
- All sessions will be in the classroom located beneath Mystical Rose Oratory