Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The sacraments of Christian initiation– Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist– lay the foundations of every Christian life. “The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are:
– born a new by Baptism
– strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation
– receive the food of eternal life in the Eucharist
By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, the faithful thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1212).