Baptism and Sacraments for College Students and Adults
Sacraments are ceremonies or acts that gives us an outward or visible sign of divine grace. Grace, put simply is God's life within us. The grace we receive in the sacraments are what feed a Catholic's life so they can joyfully enter into life's journey and share that joy with others. Sacraments are celebrated in well-known rituals that mark major points in a Catholic's journey from birth to death. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. We are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by Confirmation, and nourished in the Eucharist.
Baptism FOR UNBAPTIZED ADULTS
Unbaptized adults or those adults from other faith communities are received into the Roman Catholic church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCI-A). Our classes for this program begin Sunday, October 1, 2017. If you are seeking baptism in the Catholic faith CLICK HERE to fill out our RCI-A form and we will contact you about making an appointment with our RCI-A Coordinator (Rob Kubasko at email@example.com) for an initial conversation.
SACRAMENTS FOR BAPTIZED ADULTS
Baptized adults in many Christian faiths can become Catholic through a similar process we, for simplicity purposes, still call RCI-A. This process will still require the same classes for this program and they begin Sunday, October 1, 2017. CLICK HERE to fill out our RCI-A form and we will contact you about making an appointment with our RCI-A Coordinator (Rob Kubasko at firstname.lastname@example.org) for an initial conversation.
CONFIRMATION FOR CATHOLICS
If you missed receiving the sacrament of Confirmation as a baptized Catholic, we offer a condensed program to prepare you to be Confirmed. CLICK HERE to fill out our Confirmation form and we will contact you about making an appointment with our RCI-A Coordinator (Rob Kubasko at email@example.com) for an initial conversation.
RCI-A “Class” Schedule
Nov. 10th - Class #1
Nov. 17th - Class #2
Dec. 1st - Class #3
Dec. 8th - Class #4
Dec. 22nd - Class #5/Rite of Welcome
Jan. TBD - Rite of Election/Continuing Conversion (Sunday, TBD, Cathedral of Ss. Simon and Jude)
Jan. 12th - Class #6
Jan. 19th - Class #7
Jan. 26th - Class #8
Feb. 2 - Sacraments Retreat (9am to 1pm in Philip Hall)
Feb. 9th - Class #9
Feb. 23rd - Class #10
Mar. 16th - Class #11
Mar. 23rd - Class #12/Weekend of 1st Scrutiny
Mar. 30th - Class #13/Weekend of 2nd Scrutiny
Apr. 7th - Weekend of 3rd Scrutiny
Apr. 14th - Class #14 (Sunday 11:15am to 12:45pm - Sacraments Practice for Easter Sunday)
Apr. 20th - Easter Vigil Mass (Saturday, Time TBD, Those being baptized will be receive sacraments at this Mass.)
Apr. 26th - Sacraments Mass (Friday, Time TBD, Those not being baptized will be receive sacraments at this Mass.)