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
WHERE DO I BELONG? COME & SEE!
The Saint Anne Catholic Community welcomes those who may have an interest in becoming Catholic, including those who wish to complete their confirmation. Please join Fr. Rodolfo and other adults on their faith journey for inspiring conversations about how becoming Catholic can enhance your life.
Even with the challenges of the pandemic, Saint Anne welcomed six new Catholics in 2020 through the RCIA process.
If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Fr. Rodolfo Ramirez, Director of the Rite of Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at email@example.com or 773-547-5531.
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you,
says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe!
Plans to give you a future full of hope.”
The adults seeking to find out about the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) have been continuing their journey begun last year with a period of learning more about the word of God, the teachings of the Church, the community, prayer and apostolic works of service for others.
A few weeks ago, we celebrated the Rite of Sending during which the Saint Anne community pledged its prayers and support and formally sent the Catechumen for the Rite of Election by the Bishop at Holy Name Cathedral. During the same liturgy, we celebrated the Candidates’ Call to Continuing Conversion in which the Church ratified the Candidates’ readiness to be received into full Communion with the Catholic Church.
On Sunday, February 21st, our Catechumen embarked on the period of purification and enlightenment with the Celebration of the Rite of Election. Bishop Casey presided over the inspirational prayer service at the Cathedral. A milestone in the RCIA process, the Church formally ratified the Catechumen’s (now called the Elect) readiness for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist).
Please join us as we continue with the Elect, Karly House, and our Candidates, Daniella and Julia Spitelli, on their faith journey toward the Easter Vigil. Please offer prayers for all of them during this blessed season of Lent!
If you are interested in becoming Catholic or wish to have a conversation about your faith journey, please contact Father Rodolfo Ramirez, Director of RCIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-382-5300.