Apr 20, 2019 - At the candlelit Easter Vigil, most noble among all solemnities, we welcomed eight new members into the St. Mary faith community! Pictured left to right are: Sierra Fox, Jennifer and Jeff Pelgen, Shirley Minella, Kate Berry, Russ Urzi, Michael Gallagher, and Geoff Lewis.
In the words of Nick Hardesty: “These new Catholics are a gift and a treasure. Praise God for them! Greet them, get to know them, invite them over for dinner, plug them into whatever you do for fun or to grow in holiness. Show them that they have come all this way not to be stranded in a desert, but to prosper in a loving and enriching community of faith.”
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is an opportunity for those who have never been baptized or baptized in another Christian denomination to learn and ask questions about the Catholic faith. This includes those who may have been baptized Catholic but have not yet received their First Communion or Confirmation. Sometimes after information sharing, prayer, and reflection, participants choose to begin the process for becoming Catholic or coming into full communion.
Seekers and sponsors, for more info please contact Chris Stier at 937-557-1711, ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.