RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
RCIA is the process for adults to enter into the Catholic Church. The process includes social, educational, and ritual aspects which gradually draw you more fully into the life of Christ and his family. Because entry into the Church is the fruit of a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, most people come to RCIA after first addressing their questions in the Exploring Catholicism group (see above).
New sessions start in September. To register, or for more information, contact Angus McDonell at the parish office.
Confirmation for Adult Catholics
Paul said to them, “Did you receive the holy Spirit when you became believers?” They answered him, “We have never even heard that there is a holy Spirit.” … And when Paul laid [his] hands on them, the holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. (Acts of the Apostles 19:2,6)
The Sacrament of Confirmation is essential to a fully Catholic life: it provides the strength and grace to live the life Christ calls you to, and it is a prerequisite to being a godparent or sponsor, to enter religious vows, to be ordained, or to be married. If you have not received Confirmation, we would love to help you receive this gift from God. Because each person’s situation is unique we will work on your schedule, whether one-on-one or in small groups, to prepare you for the sacrament.
Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ (St. Jerome)
We have two Bible Study programs at Holy Rosary. Both Bible Studies are on a specific schedule, meeting roughly every other week. Please contact the Parish Office for the exact schedule.
Where do I start? The Bible is a complex book, and it can be intimidating. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible provides the “big picture”story of the Scriptures, giving you the tools and background to read the Bible on your own or to pursue more focused Bible Studies.
I want to go deeper! Deacon Ray Biersbach leads a Bible Study on the Gospel of John, exploring how Jesus calls us to follow him, and to love one another as he has loved us. He uses a combination of video presentations, discussion, and homework, to provide an in-depth understanding of the scriptures, and of how they relate to our lives here and now.
For more information on all these programs, contact Angus McDonell at the parish office.