Adult Education Programs
Adult Religious Education
Our adult religious education programs involve home study, watching videos, and class discussion. Class members are encouraged, but not required, to actively participate in the class discussions. In the last few years we have studied the Mass, Father Barron’s Catholicism series, Catholic Church history, and The Imitation of Christ. Join us to strengthen your faith!
There are two classes, one which meets at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and another at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call Jim Carfagno (567-0241) or Charles Ehemann (567-2570).
WHAT IF I THINK THAT I WANT TO BECOME CATHOLIC?
God calls and we respond. Through the process of Christian initiation, men and women at all stages of the faith journey come together in a non-threatening and non-pressured atmosphere to learn more about the Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which men and women become members of the Catholic Church.
The process takes place within the context of the church community, and after a suitable period of formation, culminates in the reception of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist.
The Catholic Church honors the baptism of those who have already been baptized with the Trinitarian formula and it is not necessary for them to be baptized again.
RCIA provides a forum for shared spiritual growth and a means to explore the Catholic Christian tradition through Scripture, sacraments, Church teaching and social outreach, all in the midst of the Catholic faith community.
Formation includes several areas:
Scripture: the stories of God's people
Teaching: what Catholics believe
Prayer: how we communicate with God
Liturgy: how the community worships
Mission: how we live out what we believe
WHO MAY ATTEND RCIA?
The process of initiation is for adults who...
HOW DO I JOIN AN RCIA PROGRAM?
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please contact the church at (479) 641-7179.