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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic Christians and receive the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.  This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church.  The Rite speaks of conversion as a “spiritual journey.”  Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough learning, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful.  The RCIA process is a restoration of the ancient catechumenate, arising within the first three centuries following the era of the apostles.  It was the early Church’s way of Christianizing the pagan Roman Empire.  The Second Vatican Council called for the restoration and use of this venerable and powerful method of initiation for the worldwide Church.  “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt 28:19-20)  

If you know of any person who has shared an interest or curiosity about the Catholic faith and would like to learn more by participating in the RCIA program that is beginning again in September, please call the Parish Office at 570-326-1544. 

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