RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program

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What is R.C.I.A.?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the Church's process of welcoming newcomers into full communion with the Catholic Church. The RCIA program involves not just the newcomer or "inquirer" but all the members of the community who by prayer and personal example help the inquirer find his or her place in the Church.

Who is R.C.I.A. for?

A lot of people benefit from RCIA. The RCIA program is open to all adults, even those who are already Catholic that may be seeking a refresher about their faith or just want to learn more as they continue their journey of faith.

RCIA is for those persons who have never been baptized and seek to join the community of believers. These men and women are called "Catechumens."

RCIA is for those who have been baptized in another Christian faith, but are seeking to join the Catholic Church. These men and women are called "Candidates."

RCIA is for those who have been baptized in the Catholic faith but who have never been fully initiated, through the Sacraments of Eucharist/Confirmation. These are also called "Candidates."

Others who participate in RCIA are: Catholic adults who serve as sponsors for the catechumens and candidates. These people have a very important role in helping to nurture and introduce the catechumens and candidates to the Church community by providing support, example and prayer.

Religious Education of Youth (CCD) – The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine:

In 1905, Pope St. Pius X decreed the canonical establishment of CCD in every diocese and parish of the Catholic Church.

Its purpose is to extend and improve education in the faith for youth, not limited to but especially directed towards those unable to attain knowledge through the Catholic school system.

The CCD program of the parish follows the usual academic calendar, commencing each Fall and concluding each Spring of the following calendar year.

Please be alert to the parish bulletin for announcements indicating the dates for enrollment and special activities related to CCD.

You may contact our parish office to seek information from our Director of Religious Education.

Pro Life

Our parish is committed to protecting the dignity of all human life form conception to natural death.  Among various activities, we participate in the annual Life Chain.  For more information, please contact our parish pro-life coordinator.

Youth Group

The parish sponsors a youth group for all teenagers who are interested in having leadership in organizing social activities, service projects, and other fun events.  A chief aim of this body is to assist the youth in their spiritual growth and maturation, to become the leaders of our future.