Student Religious Education Program
Religious education program for children of the parish in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Classes begin in mid-September and continue through late April and meet in the Parish faith Formation Building. All children must be registered to participate in the Religious Education program. Catechists for 2nd and 8th grades also prepare the students for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.
Contact the parish office for more information or to enroll in our Religious Education Program.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
For adults, the usual way to become a member of the Catholic Church is through The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The RCIA is a gradual process of education and formation. Whether unbaptized or baptized in another Christian denomination, the RCIA program helps adults to grow in their relationship with God.
Classes focus both on teachings and practices of the Catholic faith, as well as, the value and application of faith in our daily lives. The process of becoming a Catholic is a four-step journey. This journey will take you through the various phases of discerning your call to become a Catholic and the living of that faith. A sponsor accompanies each person desiring to become a Catholic. The sponsor may be chosen by the individual or provided by the parish. The sponsors offer support and guidance throughout the RCIA process and are encouraged to attend the weekly classes. The RCIA classes are held in the Parish Faith Formation Building. These weekly sessions generally last one hour.
Classes begin in the Fall and conclude a few weeks after Easter. Each week the class has an opportunity to review and discuss the scripture readings proclaimed at that Sunday’s mass. Also, a specific doctrine, belief or practice of the Catholic faith is presented. The class setting is informal and allows for dialogue, discussion and questions as those needs arise.
The first step of the journey is to contact the parish office. You will be given more information about the RCIA program and the opportunity to meet, should you desire.