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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Perhaps you, or someone you know, are 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 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 participate in or learn more about RCIA, please call the Rectory Office: 330-792-1919, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE to read more about the RCIA.
St. Joseph Newest Members:
Initiated by Fr. Fedor on Sunday, August 30, 2020
Welcome to Bethaney, Sarah, and Abby!
Bethaney Bolha (on right) Bethaney was baptized, confirmed, and received First Communion.
Rosemary McClaughlin, Godmother
|Bethany with Confirmation sponsor, Kyle Ramhoff|
|Bethaney with her Godfather, Joseph Kilbert, and Pastor, Fr. Gregory Fedor|
Sarah Linton was confirmed and received First Communion.
Zach Potkanowicz, Sponsor
|Abby Rader was confirmed and received First Communion. Her sponsor was Rosemary McClaughlin|
Other Ceremony Pics
Meet the St. Joseph RCIA Team
|From Left to Right: Frank Mineo, Diane Mineo, Joyce Whited, Margie Williams, Tom Williams, Tom Sauline|