***COVID-19 update*** Due to current restrictions, we are currently unable to provide a location that allows 6 foot spacing. In light of this, and after much thought and prayerful discernment, it was decided that RCIA should take place virtually. This will involve candidates and catechumens watching videos and reading the study guide, on the FORMED platform on their own (<-click on the Formed link to gain access to the website). This will be followed by weekly Zoom sessions that will focus on discussion prompted by the reflection questions in the study guide. Rites associated with the RCIA process will still take place in the church during mass. Zoom sessions will take place on Sunday at a mutually convenient time as decided by the group and instructor. A link to the Zoom meeting room will be provided via email.
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.
Discussions are held in the Parish Center on Sunday Mornings after 9:30 Mass beginning on September 22nd. There are no tests and no fees. Weekly requirements are limited to reading material for the next session. Attendance at 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.
Bobby Allen, Faith Formation Director 215-945-0215