The Saint Anne Catholic Community welcomes the Elect and the Candidates, who participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and were received into full Communion with the Church at 10:30am Mass on August 16th.
This is year has been anything but ordinary for RCIA with the delayed start to the process last fall and the shift to zoom meetings after pandemic began in March! Under the direction of Sister Lauretta Leipzig, our new Catholics have been an inspiration to all of us, as they continued to meet faithfully to learn about the word of God, the teachings of the Church and works of service for others.
The Elect, John Stuart, received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist).
The following Candidates, who had been baptized in a Christian faith tradition previously, received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist:
- Hillary Lockefeer
- Dan Marschman
- Peter Ruppe
- Holly Slaters
- Kristin Soukup
For the RCIA team members and sponsors, it has been a wonderful opportunity to journey with our new members, now called “Neophytes”. It has been a privilege to provide them with friendship, as well as guidance, throughout the process. Let us all welcome the Neophytes and join them in committing ourselves to the service of the Risen Lord!
DO YOU WISH TO BECOME CATHOLIC?
The Saint Anne Catholic Community welcomes those who may have an interest in developing a relationship with Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which we bring adults into the Church through Baptism, 1st Eucharist, and Confirmation. We invite you to consider joining other adults on their journey of spiritual formation in this engaging, dynamic, respectful and spiritual process. Please join us as our parish re-opens for the community!
“ Go, therefore,and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”– Matthew 28:19-20