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BAPTISM

Baptism is celebrated with parishioners who have participated in preparation.

Interested parishioners are invited to contact Parish Office.
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 Easter Vigil.

 

   Preparation Classes are offered on 4th Wednesday of every second month at 7.00 PM, except in July.

 

   Preparation Classes offered in 2019:

  • Wednesday - Jan. 23, 2019

  • Wednesday - Mar. 27, 2019

  • Wednesday - May 22, 2019

  • Wednesday - Sep. 25, 2019

  • Wednesday - Nov. 27, 2019

   Preparation Classes offered in 2020:

  • Wednesday - Jan. 22, 2020

  • Wednesday - Mar. 25, 2020

  • Wednesday - May 27, 2020

  • Wednesday - Sep. 23, 2020

  • Wednesday - Nov. 25, 2020

 

Please register your attendance in the office. The deadline for registrations is 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 Parish Office.

 

RCIA (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.
    Participation in 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 life experience.
    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
parish office.

 

 

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