Coordinator: Judith McRae
Phone: 403-286-5110 ext. 109
Change the world! Become a Catholic.
RCIA is a process in four parts that prepares adults of every background to discover God’s design for their lives, to get to know the real Jesus, and to receive the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. In many cases, it is a good choice for Catholics who did not complete their Sacraments of Initiation in childhood (Baptism, Confirmation, First Holy Communion), and for non-Catholic Christians who want to enter into full communion with the Church – especially if they have never been to Mass before, or if it’s been a long while since they’ve been to Church. It is especially suited to people who have never been baptized and who have never practiced any form of the Christian faith.
Especially for Catholic adults who have already been Baptized and who have already received their First Holy Communion, we have a short process in the Spring, as well as a separate program in the Fall for previously-baptized non-Catholic Christians who have already begun attending Mass regularly. Please scroll down for more information about these programs.
Everyone is welcome to drop in to any of our RCIA meetings to check it out. Thank you to our sponsors and hospitality ministers!
St. Peter’s currently makes use of a scholastic model of RCIA, with periods of fixed term, and Rites with fixed dates, keyed to the liturgical year of the Church.
Please contact Judith for more information about joining this year’s group. An initial interview is required.
Coordinator: Judith McRae
Phone: 403-286-5110 ext. #109
Adult Catechism Classes
Catholic Adults Seeking Confirmation
Even though you’ve always done your best to get to Mass regularly, at least on Sundays, since you were a little kid, somehow, the years slipped by and you never did receive your Sacrament of Confirmation, for a variety of reasons. Now, you’re thinking of getting married in the Church, or you’ve been asked to be a God Parent, or you’re discerning the priesthood or the religious life – or you simply want to take a more active role in our parish, especially in a leadership or teaching role, and you’re ready to prepare yourself to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. An initial interview is required. Contact Judith to get started.
- Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 – “Called to Faith” (for faithfulness)
- Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 –“Called to be Holy” (for gentleness)
- Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 –“The Sacraments” (for love)
- Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 – “The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit” (for joy)
- Wednesday, March 28th, 2018– NO CLASS TODAY, Easter break
- Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 – NO CLASS TODAY, Easter break
- Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 – “How We Believe” (for peace)
- Wednesday, April 18th, 2018- “The Return of the Prodigal” (for self-control)
- Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 – “Called to Mercy” (for kindness)
- Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 – “The Virtuous Life” (for generosity)
- Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 – “The Mass, and Church Tour” (for patience)
- Wednesday, May 16th, 2018– Retreat with Reconciliation (6-9 pm)
Sunday, May 20th, 2018, 11:30 am Mass – Confirmation with Father Jerome
Preparation for Profession of Faith, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion
You’re a non-Catholic Christian who has had a love for Jesus Christ since before you can remember. You’ve been attending Mass nearly every Sunday for at least a year. You were baptized as an infant or young child, and you know where your Baptism certificate is. You’ve made lots of Catholic friends, you’ve participated in at least a couple of big Parish events, and you’ve even got a friend in St. Peter’s parish community who wants to be your sponsor. So, you know for sure that you want to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, and you’re ready to sign up for your classes. An initial interview is required. Contact Judith to get started.
This year’s program is finished. Watch this space for next year’s schedule.