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Do you ever ask yourself…

Who is God?

Why did God create me?

How can I come to know God’s love?

What am I called to do in this life?

Where am I going in the next life?

Why is there suffering and death?

If you’re asking these questions, or questions like them, the Catholic Church awaits you. For centuries, people have turned to the Church to find the answers to the deepest and hardest questions of everyday life. These questions relate to the human condition… They move us to ask questions about the Divine because they each relate in a way to God’s existence. When asked with a deeper sense of reflection, they uncover an inner sense of longing for God. They challenge our minds, but our minds answers always fall short…. We must go to God.

So, are you interested in finding out more about how to become Catholic?

St. Mary of the Assumption is beginning dialogue with men and women who are interested in learning about the the Catholic Faith and open to potentially discerning becoming Roman Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process beginning this Fall.

R.C.I.A. is not a program, but a process in which a person who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seeks the triune God with a sincere heart and enters the Catholic Church. The RCIA process finds its roots in the life of the early Church, where those seeking to enter the Church were slowly and systematically introduced into the rich sacramental, spiritual, and prayerful traditions of the Church, with the help and support of the local church community.

The Rite of Christian Initiation Process is for:

• Unbaptized adults who wish to learn about the Catholic Church and her teachings with an openness to becoming Roman Catholic and receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion);

• Baptized Christians from Christian Communities who want to learn more about the Catholic Church and her teachings with an openness becoming Roman Catholic and becoming fully Initiated into the Church through Confirmation and Holy Communion.

Those persons interested in learning more about the RCIA process and receiving some general information on the Catholic Church and her teachings should contact the RCIA Director:

Brian McCauley
bmccauley@stmarylancaster.org
Faith Office: 740.653.5054