Sunday, September 14, 2008

RCIA Classes to begin at St. Mary's

From the Sunday bulliten at St. Mary Mother of God parish in Sylva:

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Classes of enquiry and instruction for those adults who are interested in being baptized into or received into full communion with the Catholic Church will commence on Thursday, September 25, at 7pm at St. Mary's rectory. All those interested should contact Mike Ensley or Fr. Williams. This process is designed for those who, as unbaptized adults, would like to receive the Sacrament of Baptism into the Christian faith as a Catholic or for those who, already baptized, would like to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church as well as for those Catholics who would like to refresh their understanding of the faith of the Church. The first series of classes will be a time of enquiry, an occasion to ask questions about Catholicism so as to remove any unnecessary misunderstandings. The next stage will be to review what Catholics call "the preambles of the faith": those preparatory stages of serious thought about the existence of God, His full revelation of Himself in Jesus Christ (and Who Christ truly is), and the foundation of the Church. The remaining sessions will be devoted to an intense study of the Catholic Faith: its Creed, liturgical worship, morality and prayer life. Please spread the word and feel free to invite others to come and investigate the life and teachings of the Catholic Church and so to discover why this faith has not changed -- and will not change -- for over two thousand years!

If any WCU student is interested in participating in the upcoming RCIA program, please contact myself or Father Williams!

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