Years ago we didn't need to put the words "Catholic" and "identity" together. We knew we were Catholic and we knew what made us Catholic. Those were the days when everyone was something: Lutheran, Baptist, Jewish, etc. And often the things that we thought made us Catholic were the peripherals, such as meatless Fridays, statues and Marian processions.
When Vatican II decided to reprioritize things, we began to downplay some of the devotional elements of our faith. In the name of ecumenism, we minimized our differences and became more comfortable calling ourselves Christians. Unfortunately, one of the side effects is that many Catholics today are not quite sure what makes us different from other Christians. Our programs will show you how to live the gospel, learn and teach the profession of Faith, promote and celebrate the Catholic faith through prayer and the sacraments, informing yourself about moral life and getting involved with your community.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) includes those interested in learning about the teachings of the Catholic Church, baptized Catholics who are in need of Receiving First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, and converts. Sessions begin in September and continue through the Easter Season. Inquiries regarding this highly personalized Christian Initiation should be directed to Dr. Robert Moreno at 433-2777 x138.