Baptism is celebrated with parishioners who have participated
Interested parishioners are invited to contact
We do not celebrate baptism during Advent and Lent.
Application for the baptism of a child
Catholics are called and obligated to have their children
baptized and raised in the Catholic Church. Infants are normally
baptized prior to the age of 6 months, but only after parents or
guardians will assure the Church that they fully intend to raise
them in the faith and to be part of the faith community.
Parents are required
to attend preparation class so that they may better understand the promises
that they are making concerning raising the child in faith.
Children older than 7 years of age should be enrolled in Religious
Education Program. Youths who are in the 7th grade or older who are
to be baptized or received in the Church will receive all the Sacraments of
Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) at the Easter Liturgies.
Adults who are
considering joining the Catholic faith normally go through the RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults) and are received into the Church during the
Preparation Classes are offered
on 4th Wednesday
month at 7.00
PM, except in July.
offered in 2019:
offered in 2020:
Please register your attendance in the office. The deadline for
Wednesday, week before the Preparation Class. Contact office
if you want your child to be baptized in one of our churches. You will be
asked to fill Application Form requesting the Sacrament of Baptism for your
child. Baptism usually takes place during any Sunday Mass in Rocky Mountain
House or Evergreen or Caroline. For more information, call
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Adults who join the Catholic
Church are welcomed into the Church through a process of conversion, faith
development and ritual celebration. Commonly referred to as the RCIA or Rite of
Christian Initiation of Adults. This initiation process begins as an individual
is moved to ask questions about the Faith and comes to inquire if Christian life
in the Catholic Church might be "right" for his/her own life.
This first "inquiry"
phase actually lasts as long as an individual wishes to explore initial
questions of faith. In our parish, we invite interested people to join a series
of "inquiry" sessions each fall. Participants are given the opportunity at the
end of this time to make a commitment to developing a deeper relationship with
Christ and the Church. If the individual is not ready at that time to make such
a commitment, he/she may continue at the "inquiry" level.
A person who moves into
the second phase spends time in deeper faith exploration and study of Catholic
traditions. After a period of purification and enlightenment, one may be brought
into full communion with the Church through the reception of the sacraments of
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at Easter. If a person who was baptized in
another Christian tradition (that baptizes in the name of the Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit) and wishes to join the Catholic Church, there is no re-baptism;
that person reaffirms his faith and receives the sacraments that are appropriate
for his situation.
inquiry sessions does not imply a commitment to join the Church. It is
recommended that anyone who is seeking a greater understanding of the Catholic
Church begin to become involved with a particular Catholic parish so that
information about faith and the Church is not seen as being isolated from real
Each inquirer is
offered a sponsor who attends sessions with them and shares his or her
own faith experiences with the inquirer.
If you are interested in finding out
more about the RCIA contact the