The RCIA is a program of prayer, study, and formation in Christian values according to the teachings of the Church. It is tailored for those who know little about the Catholic Church and have a desire to learn; it is also for those Catholics who wish to share their faith with others, while deepening their own spiritual life, as sponsors and/or companions, on this journey of faith. The catechumenate class meets once a week, beginning in September. The catechumens who begin their instruction in the Fall are received into the Church on Holy Saturday, at the Easter Vigil. Children seeking membership in the Catholic Church and who are between the ages of 7-16 enter into the same Rite of Christian Initiation process as do the adults, only on their level. This is a time of faith formation, catechesis, and community building. Children are received into the Church at the Easter Vigil, through the Sacraments of Initiation. St. Matthew"s families are invited to become sponsors and companions to these children.
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