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Faith Formation Classes starting October 5, 2022

Faith Formation for Grades K-6 will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the upper level of St. Joseph beginning October 5, 2022 and ending April 9, 2023. Registrations can be mailed , dropped in the collection basket, or emailed to Kristin at [email protected].

Two years of Faith Formation is required to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion. Confirmation is received in the fall of the 8th grade year and requires 1 year of sacramental preparation classes.

We are always in need of catechists and classroom aides. Please prayerfully consider stepping forward to volunteer in one of these roles.

RCIA – Adult Faith Formation

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey toward becoming a full, participating member of the Catholic Church. This modern rite was restored in the late 1970s, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, but it is based on the ancient “order of catechumens,” which dates to the earliest years of the church’s history.

RCIA is a faith formation process designed primarily for adults who have not been baptized in any faith and are intentionally seeking God in their lives. Additionally, it is for those baptized in other faiths, as well as baptized Catholics who have never completed their sacraments of initiation, specifically confirmation and Eucharist.

Those who seek God as an adult have an opportunity to foster a closer relationship with him. RCIA helps people develop that relationship and discover great spiritual growth. Instructors teaching the fullness of the faith and relating it to holy Scriptures serve as guides. Individuals are aided by personal sponsors and a community of individuals with the shared interest of seeking out and coming to know God more closely.

The RCIA program guides the catechumen or candidate through four periods of development and three rites. Each rite marks the transition from one period to the next.

Please refer to the diocese website for further information.