Or, have you missed the reception of one of the sacraments?
Each of us come to the Catholic faith at different points in our life. For some, our journey of faith begins as infants as our parents and godparents present us to the Church for baptism. For others, the Holy Spirit speaks to us in the quiet of our hearts and reveals a deeper longing for communion with God. Still for others, we come to the Catholic faith through the witness of family members or friends who live a joy-filled life in the knowledge that Jesus is the one for them – the King of Love, the Redeemer, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
If you or someone you know has had a conversion or a reversion to Christ and the Catholic faith, we would like to invite you to take the next step and consider joining us in becoming Catholic or deepening your Catholic faith through the OCIA (formerly RCIA)—the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults. More specifically, the OCIA is designed for:
- Those who have never been baptized and would like to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church. At the Easter Vigil these men and women will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist.
- Baptized members of other Christian Churches who would like to profess their faith according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church. At the Easter Vigil, these men and women will make a profession of faith and receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist.
- Baptized Catholics who have missed the reception of First Eucharist and/or the sacrament of Confirmation. At the Easter Vigil, these men and women will become full members of the Catholic Church by receiving the sacrament(s) they missed.
- Fully initiated, baptized Catholics who just want to learn more about their faith and are amenable to the main goal of accompanying those who are preparing for reception of the sacraments.
Weekly formation sessions beginning Monday, September 19, at 6:30pm at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament as well as attendance at Sunday Mass at your home parish—St. Aloysius, Old St. Mary’s, or the Cathedral.
The next step:
Email Marian Bart or call her at 313.883.2869
With my prayers,