Welcome! If you are on this page, you most likely are considering learning more about the Catholic faith and what that process entails.
At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the RCIA process is led by a dedicated team of parishioners. The process is much like an apprenticeship in the Catholic faith where the person becomes part of the OLMC faith community, participating in the life of the parish including worship, parish events and service opportunities.
Adults interested in the RCIA will meet with the director upon inquiry. This meeting gives inquirers the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the process. We like to try to tailor our process to those who come forward, so this meeting gives us the chance to determine how we can best meet your needs.
We gather every Thursday evening from 7 pm – 9 pm. Our formal sessions begin in September, however, we will meet informally from the time a person comes forward.
Each participant will be paired with a “parish sponsor,” someone who will accompany the participant on their journey. If there is someone in the person’s life who would like to attend the meetings with them, we most certainly welcome them!
This process culminates with full acceptance into the Church at the Easter Vigil service which takes place the Saturday evening of Easter weekend. The next Easter Vigil will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The process finishes up with four follow-up meetings follow the Easter Vigil, which is the called the period of Mystagogy (exploring the “mystery of faith”).
We would be honored to accompany you on your “journey of faith” as you explore the Catholic Church. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Pinas, Director of Adult Faith Formation & RCIA at 630-852-3303, on at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!