Joined by proud sponsors, godparents and families, Ashley Maze, Kunle Folarin, Alissa and Emma Bristow, and Matthew Rockle Sr. were welcomed into full membership in the Catholic Church and St. John’s parish at the Easter Vigil Mass. May God continue to bless them and the entire RCIA team for making this journey of faith with them!
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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a spiritual and educational program designed to welcome adults into the Roman Catholic church.
It is both a community journey and a personal journey, leading to a transformation or conversion of mind and spirit in the RCIA participants while reviving the spirit of all members of the faith community.
The program includes sessions of instruction, spiritual formation, opportunity for service in the Church and community retreats, and prayer services.
Educational materials are provided and include the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, periodicals and extensive reading material in addition to the RCIA series.
RCIA is for anyone who wishes to explore the possibility of becoming a member of the Catholic Church and for those who have missed the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation after baptism.
We welcome anyone who is interested in exploring membership in the Catholic Church and any baptized Catholics who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation. Join us from 10:40 to 11:55 a.m. Sundays during the school year in the Parish House dining room.
Elaine M. Mott
610-874-3418 x 107
RCIA catechumens marked milestones in their faith journey at the Easter Vigil Mass in 2016 with the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. Thanks to Ellen and Dave Tannenbaum, who hosted a wonderful celebration for this very special evening.
ABOVE: Fr. Ed Hallinan confers the Sacrament of Confirmation on Noah Geveke, Dawn Lawrence, Gloria Mann, John Pulcinella, Timothy Rich, Matthew Spalding-Criscuolo, and Zachery Winter.
RIGHT: Anica and Henry Null and Noah Geveke prepare to take part in the Offertory Procession.
BELOW: Anica, Henry and Noah receive the Sacrament of Baptism.