RCIA Candidates

Greetings,

We have seven people in the Parish RCIA process.  God is good!  Please keep them in your prayers, may they continue to be open to the working of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Recall last year, Austin Tetley entered the Church through Baptism at the Easter Vigil.  Today, he has enlisted into the U.S. Air Force and is stationed in Texas.  Very proud of him!  If you can, please send him a letter of encouragement and support. Here’s his address:

AB Tetley, Austin, S
322 TRS/FLT 187 (Dorm B9)
1320 Truemper St.  Unit 369533
Lackland, TX  78236-6432
AFB

Last Saturday, we held the funeral service and Mercy Meal for fallen Woodstock Police Officer Joseph McComiskey, Jr. here in the church.  A big “thank you” to the parish bereavement committee; led by P.J. Ouellette, filling in for Gloria Morin.  Also “thank you” to Lector, Paula Strickon and the Altar Servers, Ed Rush and Dr. Francisco.  The family expressed their heartfelt gratitude for how lovely everything turned out in the church under the circumstance.  It’s really nice to see the parish pull together!

We need Adorers for Adoration on Wednesdays at the 11:00 am hour and the 2:00 pm hour.  We would like to have two (2) people per hour during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Please consider doing this.  It would make a great Lenten exercise!  Please call Sue Whitman at (603) 745-3331.  Thank you!

Downstairs in the church, in the meeting room next to the hall, there is a wall of books there for your reading pleasure.  We used to make you sign a book out and promise to return it at some point.  Jane Maki, the librarian has given permission to just take a book of your liking and read it and if you can, return it at your leisure.  If you are visiting and cannot return it, then give it away.  So please come down and parous the collection of books and take one home with you.

See you this Friday in church praying the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm!

Peace, Fr. David

 

RCIA Update

RCIA/Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, or perhaps interested in becoming a Catholic or in need of completing a Sacrament or just curious about what we Christians believe; please e-mail or call the office to let us know.  Right now, we have three, possibly four adults interested in the RCIA process.  They will meet with Fr. David on Saturday evenings after the 4:30 pm Mass every other week and be received into the Church during the Easter Vigil Mass in March. Anyone interested is welcomed to attend.

The next meeting is: Saturday, January 30th at 5:20 pm in the church.

Exploring the Catholic Faith

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.