ADULT FORMATION

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 prioritize 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.

RCIA/RICA

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

RCIA is the process by which interested persons gradually become members of the Roman Catholic Church. Those who benefit in RCIA are adults, 18 years old or older, who either: 1) wish to become Catholic, 2) wish to complete their Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist, or 3) wish to learn more about the Catholic Church or strengthen their Catholic Faith. Volunteers participate by either becoming team members to help guide participants through the process, or as Sponsors to “walk” with one individual. Volunteers must be practicing Catholics. RCIA begins in September and continues until Pentecost, seven weeks after Easter. Inquiry Nights are held during July and August for Q & A sessions, and are announced in the Sunday bulletins. Contact: Gloria Clayton at 433-2777 ext. 138.  


RITO DE INICIACION CRISTIANA PARA ADULTOS (RICA)

RICA es el proceso de preparación para adultos de habla hispana para la recepción de los Sacramentos de Iniciación, Bautismo, Confirmación y la Eucaristía (Primera Comunión). A través de RICA, los nunca antes bautizados y los ya bautizados (católicos y/o de cualquier otra denominación cristiana) pueden recibir formación catequética. El programa es dirigido por voluntarios mayores de 21 años de la parroquia quienes han recibido todos sus sacramentos de iniciación y les gusta servir educando en nuestra fe Tiempo de reunión: Todos los domingos de Septiembre a Mayo de 11:00 a.m. a 12:45 p.m. en el salón 211. Persona de Contacto: Sergio Bernier, 857-0365, varkraven@gmail.com.

BIBLE STUDIES

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