Dorothy (Dot) Kelly
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Faith Formation - RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Walking with those journeying to become Catholic.
Inquiry Period: This time is your chance to get questions answered and get an understanding of what it means to be Catholic. Meets Sunday Mornings 9-10 AM—Lasts as long as necessary; depends on the person. There is no commitment required.
Catechumenate: Once you make a decision that you are ready to become Catholic and participate in the Rite of Acceptance you begin by attending 8AM Mass on Sundays, which includes dismissal (after Gospel leave with catechist to discuss the readings from Mass), then take short break and follow with an hour (9-10) of discussion of Catholic Doctrine and how the readings apply to “my daily life.” This period usually last up to a year or as long as needed.
Purification and Enlightenment: Period during Lent for preparation of reception of the Sacraments at Easter Vigil. This takes place during the 8 a.m. Mass on Sundays. This period lasts the 6 weeks of Lent.
Mystagogy: Breaking open the Mystery—looks at what happened when you received the Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist)—what does it mean to me now; how do I live this now that I am Catholic. This period lasts from Easter to Pentecost (the Easter Season—around 7 weeks) and is a great way to keep in touch with the community.
For Baptism: Need at least one (can have two) Sponsor/Godparent: one must be a practicing Catholic, who has received at least 3 Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
For those Baptized Catholic adults (out of high school) interested in making their Confirmation. Meetings are on Sunday Mornings from 9-10 AM. Confirmation will be in the Spring.
For Confirmation: Need a Sponsor who must be a practicing Catholic, who has received at least the 3 Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.