Our Lady of the Angels RCIA

What is RCIA?

RCIA stands for: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

RCIA is an adult Catholic program for education and spiritual preparation prior to entry into the Roman Catholic Church and community.

This process includes the three initiation sacraments through the rites are Baptism (for those not already baptized Christian), Confirmation and Eucharist.

The RCIA process is led by a team who will help guide participants through the faith journey. In addition, participants have individual sponsors to pray with and discuss topics throughout the program.

The process consists of four phases:

Inquiry Initially, participants will learn the RCIA process and overview of the faith to discern whether this is the step they wish to take at this point in their lives.

Catechumenate Participants attend a number of classes and retreats to learn the fundamentals of the Roman Catholic Church to develop a prayer life and foster conversion.

Purification and Enlightenment Participants focus on self-examination, repentance and prayer in preparation for their entry into the Church.

Mystagogia Following the rites of initiation at Easter, the participants are asked to define the next steps of their journey in faith.

RCIA is a special process structured around adult learning and conversion practices, which are quite different from what you experienced in school.

The year focuses on:

  • Your individual steps of conversion and commitment
  • Building community with other individuals
  • Conveying knowledge about the teachings of the Church
  • Small-group and large-group discussions to examine the personal implications of this knowledge
  • Prayer and meditation in a number of forms
  • Getting involved in giving to the community

Our RCIA classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Fill out the following inquiry form and return to the Parish Office:
RCIA Inquiry Form (PDF)
RCIA Inquiry Form (Microsoft Word Document)



Mass Schedule:
Monday - Tuesday: 8:45 AM
Thursday - Friday: 8:45 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Daily Lunch Hour: Noon to 1:00 PM

Phone: (313) 381-3000
Fax: (313) 381-5528

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Phone: (313) 381-3000
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(313) 381-3000 • 6442 Pelham Rd. • Taylor, MI. 48180
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