We are so pleased that you are seeking the salvation that our merciful God offers us through His Son, Jesus the Christ! We believe that you, precious soul, were created to know, love and serve our God in this life, so that at your passing, you will enjoy the peace of perfect happiness in the joy of His heavenly kingdom. That is the promise Jesus gave his followers. The salvation of souls is the mission he entrusted His church to carry out.
This journey of faith begins with your inquiry. Through prayer and study and service you will grow in your faith and finally reach that point where you are ready to commit yourself to be a disciple of Jesus. You then will be fully initiated into the Church, the body of Christ, through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. What all this means will be explained to you as you journey alongside your companions, the people of Holy Spirit Parish.
The official Church name for this process is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA for short. Children ages 7-16 go through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) to receive age appropriate instruction. Don’t let that big name intimidate you—the process is all about growing in faith to be the man of God/woman of God the Lord wants you to be.
Here at Holy Spirit Parish, we utilize the casual and informative Spirit Nite program on Wednesday evenings for basic catechesis and to study God’s word. We also have quarterly mornings of reflection held on Saturdays to help you become comfortable with Catholic forms of prayer, and to answer specific questions that you may have. At Sunday Mass, you will join the many parishioners from all walks of life to raise in one voice our praise and prayers to our Lord. And you will be offered opportunities to join us in feeding the poor and supporting the cause for life.
If you are ready to take the first step, contact us now.