On Wednesday, October 4, our parish Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) journey begins. This program is designed for persons who wish to explore the Catholic faith and/or are considering entering the Church. It is also for those adults who may be baptized Catholic but did not receive some or any of the Sacraments beyond baptism. We will meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00pm and engage in prayerful study and discussion of the person of Christ and the Catholic Faith in preparation for reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil, 2018. RCIA is an exciting and spiritually enriching journey of learning, discovery, and preparation for a life-long sacramentally fed spiritual life in the vibrant community of love which is Christ’s Body, the Church. We welcome all inquirers.
Saint Irenaeus, a great Saint and teacher of the Church, once famously said, “The glory of God is man, fully alive.” That is a marvelous statement. God glories in man when man is all that God intended him to be! Are YOU fully alive? Christians know that it is Christ who brings man to the fullness of life.
Are you or someone you know being called by Christ to a fuller life? We invite all seekers and inquirers to join in the RCIA journey, beginning in September. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a prayerful, explorative journey of preparation for the Sacraments in the companionship of Christ and his Church. It is an exciting privilege for the RCIA team to accompany unbaptized persons and baptized non-Catholics (as well as adult Catholics who have not yet received all of the Sacraments) on this transformative journey. Interested? Have questions? CallRCIA Director Rebecca Pettigrew at 412-770-7635, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.