Barbara Lyons, Coordinator
Sister James Xavier, SSJ, Moderator
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Church's process of calling adults to a conversion of mind and heart. Catechumens (those unbaptized) and candidates (those already baptized) prepare to fully participate in the life of the Church as active members and followers of Jesus. At OLMV, we invite adults to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Faith by meeting regularly within a small faith community. During the process, various rites are celebrated with the whole parish on the way to full membership in the Catholic Church. These rites mark the spiritual growth of the candidates /catechumens and visibly express our community's concern for them. Non-baptized persons from other Christian communities and baptized Catholics who have not received Eucharist and Confirmation are all welcome to be a part of our RCIA process.
Our annual WELCOME NIGHT for RCIA is usually in SEPTEMBER with follow-up meetings on Tuesday evenings throughout the year. Our Confirmation group meets on Monday evenings from JANUARY to Pentecost. Both groups meet at Petra House next to the Church.Catholic spouses of the participants are also invited to attend. For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 732-356-2149 or Sister James at 732-609-1091.
RCIA WELCOME NIGHT...TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 ...in PETRA HOUSE at 7 PM...All Welcome!
ADULT CONFIRMATION WELCOME NIGHT...MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016...IN PETRA HOUSE at 7 PM...All Welcome!