cceptance into the Order of Catechumens
Those who profess their faith in Jesus Christ and sincerely desire to enter the church will celebrate the Rite of Acceptance with the worshiping assembly. This will begin their journey of faith as Catechumens. They accept the way of Jesus, receive the sign of the cross of Christ and join in the liturgy of the word of God.
Period of the Catechumenate
Along with their sponsors for the journey, catechumens celebrate the liturgy of the word each Sunday, receive anointings, participate in prayers of faith and blessing and take part in the mission of the church to the world. During the months or years in this phase of the RCIA process, catechumens discover the love and power of God in their lives and in the church.