RCIA, the process of walking alongside adults who want to become Catholic and join the Church (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is thriving here at St. John parish! We also adapt the process for children who are older than “the age of reason” but not yet adults. Currently we have 42 adults, teens and children who are Candidates (baptized in other Christian traditions) or Catechumens (unbaptized)! There are more than a dozen others who are inquiring; praying and discerning if this is the right step for them. Not all of these folks will necessarily receive Sacraments at the Easter Vigil, but we will most likely have a larger group than last year.
Please pray for these friends as they walk through a time of learning, prayers, community-building, and discerning. They have been drawn to this particular parish because of the welcoming people, the vibrant parish life, the rich history, and the “feeling that this is home”!
Our RCIA classes are open to anyone in the parish, as we welcome others through CATHOLICISM 101. This year we are walking through the Gospel of St. John and linking major Catholic themes each week. Next Wednesday, November 16, we will discuss Mary, the Blessed Mother. Please feel free to join us Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00!