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Note: Loyola Press will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24th through Sunday, January 4th.  All orders placed during that period will ship beginning Monday, January 5th, 2015.


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Rite of Christian Initiation

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was restored after the Second Vatican Council and has been mandated in the United States since 1988. This means that the normal procedure for preparing and welcoming adults into the Catholic Church is as follows:

  1. a period of evangelization and precatechumenate
  2. acceptance into the order of catechumens in a liturgical rite in which the candidates express a desire to respond to God's call and the Church accepts their expression
  3. a period of the catechumenate
  4. a liturgical rite of election or enrollment of names, celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent
  5. a period of purification and enlightenment, during the Lenten season
  6. the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation during the Easter Vigil; and
  7. a period of postbaptismal catechesis, known as mystagogy.