"Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it."
We are introducing the children to all that has been revealed through Jesus Christ by initiating them gradually into the whole truth revealed through Scripture and Tradition; helping them understand the Church’s sacramental life and give them an experience of the signs, symbols, gesture, prayers and creeds of the Church. We invite them to join a loving community of faith, to live simply and humbly, to care for the poor and alienated, to forgive as they wish to be forgiven and to join in common prayer. We hope to prepare the children to live the Gospel in daily life and to work to prepare the way for the coming of the kingdom of God.
|K - 5th||Wed. Session 1 (4:30 - 5:30PM)||Wed. Session 2 (6:00 - 7:00PM)|
|Middle School||Sunday's 6:30 - 8:15PM|
|High School (Youth Group)||Sundays's 6:30 - 8:30PM|
|Confirmation 1||Sunday 6:30 - 8:30PM (Youth Group)|
|Confirmation 2||Tuesday or Wednesday's 7:00 - 8:30PM|
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. This is also for those who were not baptized or may have been baptized and have not completed their Sacraments of Initiation. For those who join an RCIA process it is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation. There is no set timetable and those who join the process are encouraged to go at their own pace and take as much time as they need. However, on average the process takes nine months. Those who enter the process are expected to begin attending mass on a Sunday, attend a weekly RCIA session, and to become increasingly more involved in the activities of their local parish.
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm, Classes begin Sept. 3rd
Contact: Deacon Kevin Kanter or parish office for more information
This process is intended for children ages 7 - 17 who were not baptized as infants and have not completed their Sacraments of Initiation; or who have been baptized and have not received catechetical instruction to complete their Sacraments of Initiation. RCIC process consists of two year preparation of catechetical, pastoral, and liturgical aspects to help nurture and foster growth in faith and conversion. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the faith formation of their children by attending classes and to attend mass on a regular basis along with their children. Classes are held on Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 PM, beginnin in September thru April. Registration is open all year long. RCIC First Year: Foundations In Faith RCIC Second Year: Final period of preparation for Christian initiation. Contact: Judy Ortiz, RCIC Coordinator 210-497-6101 ext. 101