RCIA Continues . . . Our candidates who are working toward their readiness for receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist are remarkable. They are kind and so very patient as we continue to prepare for the sacraments. As we wait to celebrate their sacraments with our community gathered, we are sharing our faith and “God moments”. We are praying.
RCIA Candidates at the Cathedral: Rite of Called to Continued Conversion
Those at our 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 1, were part of the Rite of Sending of our RCIA candidates to the Cathedral for affirmation for continued conversion by our Archbishop. Every First Sunday of Lent, the Rites of Sending to the Rite of Election/Continued Conversion are celebrated throughout the Catholic Church. Lent marks a transition to the third stage of the four-stage RCIA process—the Catechumenate stage.
The prayer for the candidates was:
What can you do? Will you pray for one of our candidates in the RCIA process? Please choose a person pictured above and make it a part of your prayer life to pray for one of these persons who will be celebrating sacraments at a time once we are safely past COVID-19.
Feel free to send cards/notes of support to “your” candidate,
c/o Lynn Schelitzche, Lumen Christi, 2055 Bohland Ave./St. Paul, MN 55116
Thinking about becoming Catholic or do you simply want to know more about the Catholic faith?
RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process that invites interested persons to consider the Catholic faith. Are you an adult already baptized in a Christian faith, but now thinking about becoming Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (and adapted for children over age 7) is the process in which the Catholic Church welcomes people into the Church. RCIA is much more than a program, it is a process in which conversion of the heart brings one to Jesus Christ through learning, discussion, prayer, and community. Participants are invited to grow more deeply in their faith and discern if joining the Catholic Church or completing one’s initiation into the Church is what they desire.
If you are interested in trying out RCIA, or would like more information about the process, please contact Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation,
Email, or 651-698-5581 x 303.