Scheduled Meetings: Family Center – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:15 PM, September through Easter
Ministry Mission: The Pastoral Associate, the Priests, Deacons, Lay Leaders and Director of Religious Education provide instruction on the Catholic faith to individuals seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith and to those who are looking for full communion with the Church. It is a program of inquiry and instruction leading to initiation into the Catholic Church with celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Baptized Catholics who have not had the opportunity to celebrate Confirmation and/or First Communion are also welcome.
BECOMING CATHOLIC- 2017-2018
For adults and children interested in becoming Catholic and /or celebrating the sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
RCIA, The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, begins Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 6:00 to 7:15 PM in the Family Center. The RCIC, Rite of Christian Initiation for children also begins at that time for children 7 to 15 years old who have not been baptized. A series of sessions highlighting the essentials of the Catholic Faith will be presented. Parishioners or Parents who wish to attend these sessions for ongoing education in the faith may participate in any or all of the sessions. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Book of Elect
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Church’s ritual process that calls adults to a conversion of mind and heart, preparing them for full active life in the church. The unbaptized are called catechumens. Those that are baptized are called candidates. This year in our parish we have 7 catechumens and 2 candidates. At the Rite of Election on February 18, the catechumens were called forward by name. The Bishop asked the godparents and the assembly if they found the catechumens ready for the initiation. Our catechumens’ and candidates’ names are inscribed in the Book of the Elect, which is now displayed on the Baptismal. As the catechumens, now elect, along with our candidates, continue their final journey, toward the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, they need the prayers and support of our parish community. As baptized Christians and members of this parish community, keep our elect and candidates in your prayers throughout this Lenten season. May we, the baptized, be models for the elect of the Christian life to which they aspire.