It has been uplifting to me to see so many parishioners at our weekday masses thanks to all of you for your faith-filled lives. I also want to encourage all to invite others to the faith if you know of anyone interested in joining the church please invite them or contact me and I will get in touch with them.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS—RCIA
The Church’s RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process through which adults enter into the Catholic faith. RCIA is a spiritual journey designed in phases and implemented through various rites. The participants' spiritual growth is encouraged and enhanced through reflection on God's Word and the teachings of Catholic doctrine and traditions.
Becoming a Catholic is one of the most profound and joyous experiences of life. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are still infants, and over the course of time they grow into a recognition of the enormous grace that has been bestowed upon them, of the dignity and wonder of their identity as Catholics. Others come into the Catholic fold while they are older children or adults. In these cases it is important for people to have a grasp of the joyful process by which one becomes a Catholic.
If you know someone who might be interested in joining the Church, be that family member, fellow worker, or neighbor, please contact the parish office with their name and phone number. Our parishioners are always the best evangelists. Your faith and how you live it will speak volumes to those around you.
Let us pray for those who are contemplating joining the Catholic faith and encourage them through our words, actions and prayers. God bless you for sharing your faith!
Msgr. John Shamleffer