WHAT IS THE RCIA?
The: R.C.I.A. stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a process that the Church established to help lead other people closer to Christ. How do I know if this is for me? Ask yourself:
“Are you … Someone not affiliated with the Catholic Church, but seeking a loving parish community.
Someone who may be baptized into another faith tradition and is interested in the Catholic faith.
Someone who has been baptized but has not received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation.
Someone who is baptized Catholic but knows a little about the faith and desires to really know what being Catholic is all about.
Someone who lives next door to you or on your street and needs a “little nudge” from you asking: “Have you ever thought about becoming a Catholic?”
If you have answered “YES” to any of the above, the RCIA process is for you. The sessions will take place in the Msgr. Fitzgerald Room in the Parish Center beginning Monday, September 20th at 7:00 PM. If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to someone about this process, please feel free to contact SM Lucette Kinecki at the Parish Office (834-4282) between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please note: Any adult over the age of 18 who wants to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will be part of this RCIA Process.
Do You Know Someone? We all probably know someone who is not Catholic. Perhaps they might have some interesting questions about our faith or might be considering becoming Catholic. Also, there may be an adult over the age of 18 who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation or Eucharist. This is the time for YOU to share something about your faith and what the Lord has done for you. INVITE them to consider the RCIA Process (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Perhaps a little nudge from you is all that is needed. Its worth a try and the Lord will give you words to share. For more information see Sister Lucette, call her (834-4282), or stop by the office to have a sit-down with her. Now is the time… what will be your response?