Every September, our parish welcomes several men and women into our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. These of our brothers and sisters join RCIA to explore our faith and potentially join the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
It is the responsibility of our parish and parishioners to support the catechumen (non-baptized) and candidates (baptized) as they learn and experience a new and different kind of spirituality which, God willing, will lead them to the truth.
This year, we kindly ask parishioners to support our RCIA catechumen and candidates through prayer and shared meals. We ask that each catechumen and candidate in RCIA is “adopted” by parishioners who will pray specifically for them as they experience RCIA, from the beginning of the process through the time they receive their sacraments at the Easter Vigil. The more people who support each catechumen or candidate in prayer the better!
As well, in an effort to extend Christian hospitality to those in and involved with RCIA, we will provide the opportunity to break bread together through a shared meal. We will need parishioners to donate food and drink as well as help with set-up, serving, and clean-up, each Thursday night of RCIA.
We ask God to bless those who wish to move forward in the fullness of faith with Him through RCIA, to protect them on their journey, to reveal to them the love of His Son Jesus, and to empower them with the gifts of His Holy Spirit.