Interested in exploring the Catholic Faith?
If you or someone you know is interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic, come to RCIA and see what it’s all about!
What is RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process for those who are interested in learning about the Catholic Faith in order to discover if they feel called to become a member of the Catholic community. There is nothing required except for the desire to learn more about the faith. The RCIA sessions are informal and informational and to provide a solid foundation on which to build.
The RCIA Process is for those who are:
- Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.
- Unbaptized and desire to grow spiritually.
- Baptized in the Catholic faith or another Christian tradition and want to increase their knowledge of God, Jesus Christ, and the Catholic faith.
- Married to a Catholic and attending Mass, but unsure what the next step is to becoming Catholic.
Faith Formation Program (Religious Education)
The Faith Formation Program (formerly know as Religious Education, CCD, and/or “church school” as some of the children called it) is up and running! Due to low enrollment and a shortage of teachers, the parish has adopted a model that literally “flips the classroom”. It has the students using a web-based program to learn the content of our current curriculum at home and gathers monthly to give the students an opportunity to share what they have learned, develop a deeper understanding of the Church’s teachings, and participate in fellowship and child-centered activities designed to deepen their faith.
Our first monthly meeting will be Tuesday evening, October 6 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. We will be celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and teaching the children how to say the rosary. You are invited to join us! If you have any questions or know of students who still need to enroll, please contact Father Dave or Paula King (348-8166).
The Confirmation Program for students in grades 8-12 will begin classes on Sunday, September 27 and will meet every other Sunday. For a complete syllabus and calendar of classes, please contact Paula King (348-8166).