The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process designed for those who are considering joining the Catholic Church by celebrating the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. The process welcomes adults who have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition, as well as adult Catholics who wish to be confirmed.
Approximately forty people have been welcomed into the church each of the last few years through the RCIA process. The RCIA is an engaging, dynamic, respectful, challenging and – ENJOYABLE journey. Members of Old St. Patrick’s graciously host the RCIA.
The spirit and passion of the RCIA process at Old St. Patrick’s is captured by the contemporary spiritual author Anne LaMott who reflects: “I do not know much about the mystery of grace, but I do know that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it finds us.”
Have you been baptized and received your first Holy Communion in the Catholic tradition, but never received the Sacrament of Confirmation? If you are interested in being confirmed this year, please set-up an appointment to discuss this process.
The next day, John was by the Jordan again with two of his disciples. Seeing Jesus walk by, John said, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!”
The two disciples heard what Jesus said and followed Jesus. When Jesus turned around and noticed them following, he asked them, “What are you looking for?”
They replied, “Rabbi, which means “Teacher” where are you staying?”
“Come and see,” Jesus answered.
So they went to see where he was staying, and they spent the rest of the day with him.