RCIA - Right of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA) St. Mary’s RCIA classes begin on Monday, August 20th at 7 pm in Portable Building Room #2. There will be a meet and greet on Monday, Aug. 13th at 7 PM, all are invited to attend. If you have any questions please
call Jovita Dillon @ parish office.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process through which adults learn about the teachings of Jesus as the Catholic Church has handed them on and put these teachings into practice by living as part of the Catholic community, serving others, and praying. RCIA is for three groups of people: Those who have never been baptized in any faith, People who were baptized in another Christian faith, and Baptized Catholics who have never received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. RCIA has several aspects: Spiritualcandidates attend part of Sunday Mass as a group each week. They learn new ways of praying, and they look into themselves to discover what God is saying to them now. Educational-candidates learn what the Catholic Church believes about God, about Jesus, about the Bible, and about what the Church teaches. Community-candidates are encouraged to be part of the parish and to attend parish events and celebrations. Their sponsors are representatives of the parish community. Service-In the Bible, Jesus directs us to “love your neighbor as yourself”, and lets us know that “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” Following Jesus, RCIA asks each candidate to contribute 10 or more hours of service between October and March. Opportunities to do so with Catholic Charitiesand other organizations will be offered, along with ways to participate and serve in the parish community. St. Mary’s RCIA classes begin on Monday, August 20th at 7 pm in Portable Building Room #2. There will be a meet and greet on Monday, Aug. 13th at 7PM, all are invited to attend. If you have any questions please call Jovita Dillon @ the parish office.
The following RCIA Candidates completed their classes and received their Sacraments on Holy Saturday, April 15th:
Noe Fernando Flores-Jimenez-Baptism, 1st Eucharist & Confirmation
San Juanita Delores Chavez-1st Eucharist & Confirmation
Cristina Martinez-1st Eucharist & Confirmation
Eliza Santander Arias-Confirmation
Samantha Margaret Martinez Castillo-Confirmation
Toby Zachary Castillo-Confirmation
Pedro Sauceda Jr.-Confirmation
Congratulations to them, their families and Godparents.
RCIA: The Religious Education Program for Adults-
The RCIA program meets on Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Portable Classroom Building, Room #2. All adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith or who would like to prepare to receive the sacrament are welcome to attend.
More on RCIA here from USCCB
Please contact the
Director of Religious Education
for more information.