Catholic Courier

Posted: November 30, 2015

Last Updated: December 8, 2016

The Journey through RCIA

The Courier Courier is featuring a multimedia series following several participants in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults as they prepare to be welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

August 4, 2016
Journey through RCIA
Journey through RCIA

Our multimedia series following the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. 

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August 2, 2016
Neophyte reflects on mystagogy

Lazara Thomas was initiated into the Catholic Church during this year's Easter Vigil at St. Alphonsus Church in Auburn. This is her reflection on the period of mystagogy, during which new Catholics contemplate what they're going to do in their lives now that they are fully initiated members of the church.

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By Lazara Thomas
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April 5, 2016
RCIA journey culminates at Easter Vigil
RCIA journey culminates at Easter Vigil

 Stephanie Majchrzak was moved to tears as the darkened St. Joseph Church filled with light and music, and the choir began singing "Glory to God."

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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February 29, 2016
Catechists find RCIA fulfilling

The discernment process is different for each individual who seeks to enter the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Likewise, a unique journey of discernment led each catechist to his or her own role in the process.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
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February 29, 2016
Rite affirms participants' decisions to become Catholic
Rite affirms participants' decisions to become Catholic

The grandeur of Sacred Heart Cathedral befitted the feelings Lazara Thomas experienced during the Feb. 14 Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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February 1, 2016
RCIA journey deepens in Lent
RCIA journey deepens in Lent

A period of purification and enlightenment.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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January 4, 2016
Horseheads family has strong RCIA ties
Horseheads family has strong RCIA ties

The Bower family of Horseheads will share a once-in-a-lifetime experience on March 26.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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January 4, 2016
RCIA enriches Auburn woman's life
RCIA enriches Auburn woman's life

Christmas was different this year for Lazara Thomas.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
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November 30, 2015
Family embarks on RCIA journey
Family embarks on RCIA journey

Advent will have special significance for the Majchrzak family this year.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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