"I came to RCIA as a non-Christian.
I left as a Disciple of Christ. Thanks be to God."
- Dennis M.
Welcome to the RCIA webpage - for those participating in RCIA as Inquirers, Sponsors or Auditors and the community of St Ann - to learn, discover, and enrich their lives through:
- Learning more about the Catholic Faith
- Enlivening your relationship with Jesus
- Experiencing the traditions of the Catholic Church
Please check out the menu items on the left AND visit these links for updated information.
Questions? Interested in joining us? Contact:
Laney Sherburne 972-393-5544 ext. 1895 or
The RCIA process invites participants to grow in their understanding of the Catholic Church, its teachings and way of life. It is formation that is focused on Jesus Christ and coming to know him more deeply. The process is marked by prayer, study, and fellowship and the celebration of Rites at Mass. Typically, those who participate in RCIA, and who choose to become Catholic, celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) during Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. After Easter the newly initiated continue to meet for several more weeks to deepen their Christian experience through spiritual and communal growth.
RCIA sessions are held on Sunday mornings, starting at 9:15 AM until approximately 11:30 AM.
The RCIA process is comprised of four phases with each phase focused on coming to know the Lord more deeply. The person seeking to join the Church is introduced to beliefs, life, liturgy and ministry in the Catholic community.
Period of Inquiry (Evangelization and Pre-Catechumenate) - Participants receive both spiritual and doctrinal preparation in an effort to experience and stregthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Period of Cathechumenate - Participants are given guidance and formation aimed at assisting them in living the Christian life more fully.
Period of Purification and Enlightenment - Coincident with the season of Lent, participants join the St. Ann faith community in interior reflection and examination of conscience in preparation for the celebration of the sacraments at Easter..
"Before RCIA I knew very little about the Catholic Faith and even less about where I stood in my walk with Jesus. After going through the RCIA process I gained a significant amount of knowledge about the Catholic Faith. But more importantly, I gained a Church family that I can walk and grow in my faith with. RCIA has truly changed my life." -Trevor K.