Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

If you feel that Jesus is calling you into a deeper relationship with him within the context of a community in which you can grow in and express your faith as a follower of Christ, the RCIA Team invites you to join us. The stages of the RCIA are:

PRECATECHUMENATE (or INQUIRY) – A time for growing in relationship with Jesus Christ and asking questions about the Catholic Church’s teachings and practices.
Mondays, 6:30 – 8 PM, September 29 – December 15, 2014
CATECHUMENATE – An opportunity to reflect more deeply on the Sunday Scriptures, delve more deeply into the foundational Church teachings, and experience the life of the faith community.
Dismissals – 11 AM Mass, Sundays, January 11 – March 29, 2015
Catechesis – 6:30 – 8 PM, Mondays, January 5 – March 23, 2015
CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION – During the Easter Vigil on April 4, 2015.
MYSTAGOGY – Continued reflection on the experience of the Sacraments and exploration of the mysteries of the Catholic faith.
Sundays, 10 – 11 AM, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 14, July 12, August 9, 2015
Contact: Teri Burns 616.676.9111 (Ext. 115)
Email: tburns@strobertchurch.org

RCIA Sponsors

Deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and renew your love of the Catholic Church as you walk alongside a candidate of the initiation process. Sponsors participate in Catechumenate catechesis sessions on Mondays, 6:30 – 8 PM, January 5 – March 23, 2015.
Contact: Teri Burns 616.676.9111 (Ext 115)
Email: tburns@strobertchurch.org

Christian Initiation for Children

Preparation to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism is available for children age 5 and older. Preparation for children who have passed the traditional age of celebrating the First Sacraments of Holy Communion and/or Reconciliation (grade 2) includes participation in Be My Disciples faith formation sessions along with specific sacrament preparation sessions on Sundays, 10 – 11 AM, November 9 & 16 (for Reconciliation) and March 8 & 15 (for Communion.) Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is available for high school youth.
Contact: Teri Burns 616.676.9111 (Ext. 115)
Email: tburns@strobertchurch.org