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Becoming a Catholic - The R.C.I.A. program 3/2/2015

R.C.I.A. (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a group process that involves both learning about the Catholic faith and applying those beliefs to daily life. Sessions are held on Sunday mornings, monthly during the summer and weekly from September through May. The Sunday sessions consist of a discussion of the scripture passages that are read at Sunday Mass and a presentation on some aspect of Catholicism or Christianity.

The R.C.I.A. is for those 18 and older who have never been baptized, were baptized in another Christian faith and wish to explore becoming Catholic, and those who were baptized Catholic but never made their first communion and confirmation. Normally candidates begin the process in August or early September, celebrate the sacraments of initiation at Easter, and continue until the beginning of summer.

Those with questions about whether being received into the Catholic Church is right for them or if this is the right time for them are welcome to attend a few sessions without any obligation to continue. For more information, contact Fr. Joe at 312-644-0036 or email

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Our RCIA Class of 2015:  Fr. Joe celebrates the Rite of Sending with the Catechumens (those not baptized) and our one Candidate (who is baptized) at the 12:15pm Mass on March 1, 2015. Later that afternoon they participated in the Rite of Election and Continuing Conversion at Holy Name Cathedral.




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