Each of us comes to the Catholic faith at different points in our life. For some, our journey of faith begins as infants as our parents and godparents present us to the Church for baptism. For others, the Holy Spirit speaks to us in the quiet of our hearts and reveals a deeper longing for communion with God. Still for others, we come to the Catholic faith through the witness of family members or friends who live a joy-filled life in the knowledge that Jesus is the one for them - the King of Love, the Redeemer, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
If you or someone you know has had a conversion or a reversion to Christ and the Catholic faith, we would like to invite you to take the next step and consider joining us in becoming Catholic or deepening your Catholic faith through the RCIA—the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.More specifically, the RCIA is designed for:
- Those who have never been baptized and would like to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church. At the Easter Vigil these men and women will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist.
- Baptized members of other Christian Churches who would like to profess their faith according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church. At the Easter Vigil, these men and women will make a profession of faith and receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist.
- Baptized Catholics who may have missed the reception of First Eucharist or the sacrament of Confirmation. At the Easter Vigil, these men and women will become full members of the Catholic Church by receiving any sacrament they may have missed.
- “Average Joe Parishioner,” that is, any parishioner who just wants to grow in their knowledge of the Catholic faith and journey with those who are preparing to be fully initiated. Baptized Catholics need not attend the Breaking Open the Word sessions on Sunday mornings since it is expected that they attend the Mass in its entirety.
- Weekly sessions on most Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, from September 12, 2016 thru April 24, 2017. Here we discuss the beliefs of the Catholic faith. Topics include teachings and discussions on the Mass, prayer and spirituality, Mary, the Angels and Saints, the Scriptures, the sacraments, and much, much more.
- Weekly Breaking Open the Word sessions on most Sunday mornings beginning September 25, 2016 thru April 2, 2017. Those enrolled in the RCIA will attend the Liturgy of the Word during the 9:30 Mass and will be dismissed after the homily to discuss the Sunday scriptures with one of the priests or a member of the RCIA team. The morning will end by 10:45 am.Interested? Need more information?
You’re always welcome at our table. Come hungry!