The process by which an adult person is initiated into the Catholic Church, through Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Through this process, the adult is formed in the Christian faith, with the local parish community serving as both catechists and models.
The RCIA process includes discovering our God in the Hebrew Bible and Christian Scriptures (Old and New Testaments), in our own personal life story, learning to pray, being introduced to some of the history of the Church, learning about the Sacraments from a faith perspective, and sharing this journey with others who are seeking God.
Our RCIA classes usually begin in mid-September. Deacon Jerry Yetter and Mr. Rob Ogden lead our RCIA.
If you or someone you know might be interested, please call the parish office and ask to talk with Fr. Joe.
Please pray for those who may be discerning their call to become Catholic.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself. (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Fr. Joe leads Bible Study the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the parish center. Please check the bulletin to verify date, time, and topic.