RCIA - Sacraments for Adults
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
- Would you like to become a Roman Catholic?
- Do you wish to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in an adult setting?
- Do you wish to renew your Catholic faith?
- Please accept a warm invitation to join our RCIA program Monday evenings from September until May.
- Our first meeting will be held Monday, September 23 at 7:30 pm at St. Luke’s parish hall.
- If you know of anyone who might be interested, please encourage them in the spirit of the New Evangelization to pray and reflect upon joining us this autumn
We welcome all interested men and women 18 years and over.
We are a group of committed people eager to welcome you in an open spirit.
We support you in your spiritual search and do not pressure you in any way.
Let us introduce ourselves
The RCIA leaders are Linda Devlin, Mark Devlin, and Gerry Themens.
Please take note of where you can reach us.
Linda & Mark Devlin
Saint Luke’s Secretary
We have been involved in the RCIA program for many years and have welcomed many people into an adult practice of the Catholic faith.
The Mentoring Program
In addition we have several mentors who can accompany you on your journey, to listen to you and to support you and to answer your questions.
Each of our mentors has himself or herself participated in the RCIA program, and has enthusiastically continued with RCIA to support others in their quest.
They are Rosie and Scott McColl, Ralph Neuman, and Monika Tsang.
What goes on at an RCIA Meeting?
- We begin the meeting with a prayer.
- One of the team members presents a topic of the Catholic Faith.
This is an interactive presentation of about 45 minutes with an opportunity to ask any questions that may arise.
- We have a fifteen-minute break, a chance to relax and socialize.
- One of the leaders or mentors leads a discussion on the Gospel of the following Sunday’s Mass. This is an opportunity to share in simplicity and honesty what the Gospel means to you. You would have an opportunity to share but are not pressured to do so. No educational training is requied in this sharing. The sharing lasts about 45 minutes and includes a few words about the thinking of Catholic thinkers on this Gospel passage,
- We close with a prayer and invite you to join Saint Luke’s community at one of our celebrations of the Eucharist the following week-end.
What will you get from this in the end?
- The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are offered at the Easter Vigil, April 19, 2014.
- An introduction to Saint Luke’s warm and welcoming community.
- A chance to become more informed about the Catholic faith without pressure.
Please don’t hesitate. Come and see for yourself!