The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full. – John 10:10

  • Are you considering becoming Catholic?
  • Are you baptized and interested in receiving First Communion & Confirmation in the Catholic Faith?
  • Are you a confirmed Catholic who’s ready to explore your faith anew?
  • Are you looking to return to the Church?

Each year men and women embark on an exploration of the Catholic Faith. Some are deciding if they are called into the Catholic Church; others have been Catholic all their lives and are now interested in discovering what this really means. Together we witness to the fact that our search for God is a lifelong journey, a journey on which we make the most progress when we walk it with others and with intention.

Interested? Join us for R.C.I.A. Thursdays beginning September 9 from 7 PM to 9 PM in Hurtado Hall at St. Mary’s.

Please print the registration form and return the completed form to the Parish Office or scan/email to parish@smchandler.org.

CO-LEADERS
Dcn. Paul Hursh deacon.hursh@gmail.com
Dcn. Joe Ryan dcnjoe@smchandler.org

Volunteers Needed

For the 2021-2022 R.C.I.A./Confirmation Core Team

Sponsors/Godparents
Guide students on their journey to becoming fully initiated Catholics and attend events throughout the year (some classes, Rites, actual reception of sacraments, pray for them, etc.)

Classroom Group Leaders
Attend class weekly from September – May and provide support to teacher and students.

Administrative Coordinator
Track registration, paperwork, payment, automate checklists, and work St. Mary’s staff.

Communications/Activities/Homework Coordinator
Communicate with students (past/present), St. Mary’s staff, and guest speakers regarding events, homework, updates and retreats via phone and email.

Prayer Team
Pray for RCIA/Confirmation leaders and students during class or at other times.

Materials, Room Prep Coordinator
Copy class materials, set up tables/chairs/audio visual equipment; and decorate the room to reflect Liturgical Calendar.

NOTE: All volunteers must be living their Catholic Faith and firm in the teachings of the Catholic Church.