The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process in which someone enters into the Catholic Church through a series of stages. The first stage is that of Inquirer - simply someone who would like to know more about the Catholic Church. When the Inquirer is ready to move forward, they become either a Catechumen if he or she had not been baptized before or a Candidate if the person was baptized with at least a pouring of water and the words "I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." Walking with the catechumens and the candidates, the Easter season is the usual time when they receive the Sacraments of Initiation which are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, please call the office at 813 988-3727. Deacon Frank Julian will be heading the classes and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org