Christ Our King Catholic Church

Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

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RCIA

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The Second Vatican Council recommended that the Church renew its way of receiving adult candidates. A revised rite called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was approved by Pope Paul VI in 1972 and has become the norm for the Church. RCIA stresses formation in doctrine, liturgy, Church life, and service and involves the larger Church community in welcoming, instructing, helping, and praying for Candidates.

RCIA has four stages. The first is the Period of Inquiry which may last from several weeks to months. During this stage, candidates are invited to ask questions about the Church, share their own faith stories, and decide whether they wish to continue.

Those who do continue celebrate the Rite of Becoming Catechumate. This is a more intense period instruction and introduction to liturgy, faith-life, and service.

The Rite of Election, which normally takes place on the first Sunday of Lent, marks the transition between Catechumenate and the third stage, Enlightenment and Purification. This stage covers the season of Lent and includes special liturgical ceremonies at the Lenten Masses, as well as more intense preparation through prayer and study. It climaxes at the Easter Vigil with the sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.

The final stage of RCIA is the Post-Baptismal Catechesis (Mystagogia). This stage lasting from Easter to Pentecost focuses on the mysteries (Mystagogia) of Christ's death and resurrection and helps the newly Baptized to develop a deeper understanding of their faith. They now share fully in the Eucharist and are asked to live the Gospel in their daily lives and to perform works of service for others.

The RCIA is the process by which non-baptized candidates are received into the Catholic Church. Baptized members of other Christian denominations who wish to join the Catholic Church are not baptized again, but are received into the Church through penance,profession of faith, confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist.

The RCIA can also serve as a focus for ongoing conversion for all members of the Catholic Church. As Catholics see new candidates learning the doctrine, they are encouraged to study their faith. As they participate in the liturgical ceremonies welcoming new members, they can renew their own committment to Christ.

As they see the newly baptized begin ministries of service, they are encouraged to serve more generously. And those who act as sponsors, teachers, and "prayer partners" for the candidates have abundant opportunities for personal growth.

 

Above taken as excerpt from "We Believe ... A Survey of the Catholic Faith", Iscar Lukefahr, CM.

 

For more information regarding RCIA, please contact Sr Donna Lareau at the Parish office.

 

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Upcoming Events

 

  • 6/2 MON 12:30-1:30PM Youth and Senior Prayer & Pizza begins
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  • 6/6 FRI 10:30AM-12:30PM Majongg begins, 1st +3rd Fridays of the month. To join the group and/or for more information, contact Roberta Byron. rbyronart@aol.com, 881-7743
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  • COK Youth: June 8 - “Won’t Happen to Me” The reality of teen alcohol & drug use. Teens are welcome to invite their parents. 5-6:30pm at the Beach House
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  • 6/11 WED 11AM-1PM Senior Pot Luck Luncheon, Monthly Sign up required, 884-0065 or cokseniorministry@gmail.com
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  • 6/12 THURS 11AM-1:00PM Better Hearing Presentation with FREE Hearing Screenings. Come to the BH and learn hearing tips and have a hearing screening. Lunch is provided by Dr. Lainey Bruhn, Au.D and Dr. Mary Anne Larkin, Au.D. To RSVP and schedule a 5 minute hearing screening, please contact Dolly, 884-0065 or cokseniorministry@gmail.com
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  • COK Youth: June 15th - Father’s Day Picnic 4-7pm at Palmetto Park Bring a dish to share. Hotdogs, Hamburgers, & Drinks provided. Games for the whole family. RSVP cokyouth@gmail.com
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  • COK Youth: Beach Party Friday, June 20 5:30-8pm Food, Games,Music At our very own Beach House
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  • HOLD THE DATE - the COK Family Life committee wants you to mark your calendars for the annual Ice Cream Social to be Sunday August 17th from 2-4 pm in Grace Hall. More details to come later. Fun for the whole family!!
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    Mass Schedule

    Weekdays 7:00 am

    Saturday 8:00 am

    Sunday Vigil 6:00 pm Saturday

    Sunday 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 7:00 pm

    Holy Days 7:00 am,12:00 pm, 6:30 pm

    Confession: Saturday 5:00-5:30, or by appointment

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    Christ Our King Catholic Church

    1122 Russell Drive

    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    (843) 884-5587

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