OUR FAITH EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Adults who which to explore the teachings, rituals, celebrations and community life of Roman Catholicism or who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) are invited to a journey of discussion, dialogue, reflection, discernment and discovery. Faith journeys are based on individual needs.
Inclusive, Intergenerational Community Gatherings (IICG) which incorporates Sacrament preparation
This new process of faith education is meant to be inclusive (families, grandparents, siblings as well as members of our parish communities) who wish to not only prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation but also those who wish to grow in faith through new experience as well as helping to welcome, mentor and encourage others. Participation for a 3 year period beginning at 8 years of age and ongoing is required to prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation. Our Diocese uses the restored order of Sacraments. Following the 3 year family faith journey, children and teens are Confirmed and receive First Eucharist at the same celebration. This special celebration is but a moment in a life long journey of faith.