Evangelization

  • Baptism Class Ministry – Call our Parish Office at (716) 834-4282 to register for the Pre-Baptism class.  Sessions are usually held the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM.  Following completion of the class, a Baptism date can be set!
  • Be My Witness Team – Form Disciples for the New Evangelization.  Christ-centered formation.  Spirit-led action.
  • Faith Formation Team – Involves the entire parish in learning and growing together.  They encourage faith growth at home and active participation in Church life.
  • Pre-Cana Team – Is a course or consultation for couples preparing to be married in a Catholic church. The name is derived from John 2:1–12, the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee, where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine.
  • RCIA Team – The RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and is the process assisting and guiding adults into the Catholic Church. The group meets on Sunday mornings.

Rite of Christian Initiation

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 inquiring or not-catechized people closer to Christ.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist or simply seeking a loving parish community, the RCIA process is for you.

Sessions take place in the RCIA Room in Father Cotter Hall.

Please note: Any adult over the age of 18 who wants to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation only will be invited to participate in adult Confirmation preparation Classes separate from the RCIA Process.

Do You Know Someone? We all probably know someone who is not Catholic. Perhaps they have 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.  Now is the time… what will be your response?

For more information see Sister Lucette, call her (716-834-4282), or stop by the Parish Office to between 8am and 3pm.

We also cater to the RCIA for Children.  This process is for children of catechetical age (7 and up) who may not have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation.