Do you want to know more about the Catholic faith? Want to grow closer to God? Wondering what his plan for you might be? Feel led to look more closely at becoming Catholic? Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? The RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is held each year at St. Mary's on Thursday evenings,
7:00 PM-8:30 PM in the Regina Caeli Room. This year's classes begin September 15th.
RCIA stands for "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults", and is the liturgical rite by which adults are brought into the Catholic Church. St. Mary's offers a step-by-step prayer and study program to prepare for this rite. Weekly sessions on Thursday evenings feature a variety of speakers, scripture and Catechism study, a tour of the church, explanation of the Mass, study of the church's teachings on salvation, the Sacraments, moral issues, family life, and public life. Please call the parish office 254-773-4541, and leave your contact information for a return call to set an appointment for an interview.
SPONSORS--is God calling you to be a Sponsor? Through friendship, listening, sharing, and living the Gospel, you can help someone through the RCIA process as he/she discerns the meaning of committing one's life to Christ. Here at St. Mary's, the RCIA team will help you to become a sponsor. For more information, please call Parish office 254-773-4541.
Religious Education Certification -- Anyone in need of training for Religious Education (RE) Certification needs to attend Religious Education (RE) Certification classes offered by the Diocese of Austin. Please contact the Religious Education Department at 512-949-2461 for more information. These classes also are open to those interested in learning more about their Catholic faith.
Please contact the Parish Office 254-773-4541for information regarding the children whose parents are participating in the preparation for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.