Welcome to “The Journey of Faith.”
Most journeys have a starting point and a final destination. Participants in the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process initially feel that their destination is receiving the sacraments of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Our real destination, however, is eternal life.
The R.C.I.A. is a parish faith formation process in which men and women meet to enrich their lives through study of the beliefs of the Catholic Church, focusing on Jesus Christ. In many cases, a person entering the RCIA process has the support of a spouse or a friend who gives example and support or an individual who has been searching for a faith and through study decides to investigate becoming a member of the Catholic Church.
Father John and a team of parishioners guide the participants as their journey of faith enfolds. Discussions are held in the Parish Center on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM beginning in September. There are no tests and no fees. Weekly requirements are limited to reading material for the next session. Attendance at the 9:30 AM Sunday Mass is encouraged in order to become familiar with the parish community.
We welcome those baptized Catholic but who never received First Holy Communion or Confirmation, those who were baptized in a Protestant denomination, and those never baptized but who want to learn more about the Catholic Church.
Gerry Fedor, Asst. Coordinator of Religious Education 215-945-2704
Bobby Allen, Faith Formation Director 215-945-0215