The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is the process through which individuals, adults and children, journey to learn more about the Catholic Faith. This journey is traveled with the anticipation of being initiated into the Roman Catholic faith. We offer a year-round process at Christ the Redeemer, so interested persons may start their journey at any time.The process begins with an initial conversation with the Director. This conversation is essential in developing the course of the process for each individual. Please call Julie Cook, Coordinator of RCIA, at 281-469-5533 and leave a message with your name and phone number or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults: Inquiry Sessions take place from 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Room 301 of the chapel building. Babysitting is provided if needed. Catechumenate sessions begin with 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday and conclude in Room 301. The time commitment is nine to 24 months depending on each individual situation.
Children/Youth: The youth process runs concurrent with the adult process. It begins with the inquiry process, which meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday Evenings in the Parish Office, Rooms 111 and 112. During the Inquiry Sessions the group focuses on recognizing God’s call. Youth catechumenate sessions are held on Sunday mornings. They begin with 9 a.m. Mass and conclude in Rooms 204 and 207 of the Parish Life Center. The time commitment is 15 to 24 months depending on individual needs.
Because no journey should be traveled alone, this ministry is always in search of people willing to share their faith life with those preparing to become Catholic Christians. Sponsors must be confirmed Catholics (16 years and older), active in the Catholic faith and willing to share their faith life with others.
To be admitted to the role of sponsor, a person must:
- Be designated as sponsor and have the qualifications and intention of performing this role.
- Leads a life in harmony with the faith and role to be undertaken.
- Not be the father or mother of the one being confirmed.