Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA is a program that gives students, and staff, the opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith. This once a week hour long class, allows participants to receive the knowledge they need in order to attain the sacraments they are looking for. By the end of the class, the participants are able to receieve these sacraments at the RCIA Mass, which is held around Easter time in Saint Dominic's Chapel. However, for some participants, sacraments are not the goal. Some of our participants have already been confirmed and are simply looking to learn more about their faith. Others, are happy with their own religion and are simply curious about the beliefs and practices of Catholicism. Therefore, this unique program allows students of all different interests and aspirations to come together to learn more about Catholicism, and what it means to be Catholic.
The classes are taught by Providence College's asistant Chaplain, Father Justin Brophy. Father Brophy makes the classes interactive and fun. It is impossible to leave his RCIA class without a smile on your face. Many times we will have guest lectures from other Dominicans on campus, in order to change up the atmosphere of the class. The RCIA program also offers two retreats which will take place during the two-semester program. No matter what you are looking to get out of the RCIA program, I promise you that you will receieve a new appreciation for Catholicism, a great new bond with classmates, and an unmatched appreciation and respect for our Dominicans here at Providence College.
We meet on Tuesdays at 5 PM in the Campus Ministry Center Room B and on Wednesdays 6 PM in Campus Ministry Center Room B.
Want to learn more? Contact Ana Gadoury.