2018 Catechumens & Candidates
What is the difference between a catechumen & a candidate?
A catechumen is someone who was never baptized and is seeking to become Catholic. A candidate is someone who was baptized in a Christian church and is now seeking to join the Catholic Church.
Catechumen, Isabella Dimoff
Isabella’s sponsor is Abby Berick
Catechumen, Jennifer Painter
Jennifer’s sponsor is Teresa Berick
Catechumen, Carla Savko
Carla’s sponsor is Mike Savko (pictured with her)
Candidate, Diane Mineo
Diane’s sponsor is Frank Mineo (pictured with her)
Candidate, Kaitlyn Vasko
Kaitlyn’s sponsor is Teresa Berick (pictured with her on the left)
Meet the St. Joseph RCIA Team
|From Left to Right: Tom Williams, Margie Williams, Joyce Whited, Tom Sauline|
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? Or are you yourself interested in joining the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults prepares adults to become Catholic.
The RCIA is for:
- Unbaptized persons at the age of reason (aged 7 and older) who want to join the Catholic Church or explore the possibility of joining. Within the setting of the parish community and in accordance with the Church’s liturgical year, “this process of formation includes four stages as well as rituals that mark these stages.” (National Directory for Catechesis, 35) These persons are called catechumens.
- Baptized persons in another Christian tradition… those persons at the age of reason and older catechized (instructed) and uncatechized (not instructed) in another faith tradition other than Catholic who are seeking to become a member of the Roman Catholic Church through Confirmation and Eucharist. These persons are called candidates.
- Baptized but uncatechized Catholic adults who never received any instruction or formation in the Catholic faith. These adults will be prepared to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.
For those wishing to convert to Catholicism or have any questions, please call the Rectory Office: 330-792-1919, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE to read more about the RCIA.