Our Adult Sacramental Program is Called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation). It is one of the oldest traditions in the Catholic Church that we still follow today, that gives adults the opportunity to do their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation).
If you are age 18 or older, you are eligible to begin the RCIA program. We begin this program every year towards the end of August and it lasts through to the Spring of the following year. This program is also open to any adult who has already completed their Sacraments of Initiation but would like to refresh their knowledge on the Catholic Faith.
RCIA Class of 2018 , Easter Vigil Baptisms
Classes take place on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm. Classes begin August 3rd 2020.
YES! the program is free. The class does require you to have a few books which you can purchase through us, or get on your own.
You can begin by filling out the application which you can download below. When you turn it in please bring a 2x2 size picture (does not have to be formal) along with your application. As you turn in the application you will make an appointment with a Priest or RCIA director to go over your application together.
You will need to bring to the office a copy of your birth certificate, and whatever of the following apply to you: baptism certificate and or first communion certificate. Registration is not considered complete until all required documents for candidate and sponsor are turned in to the office.
1. Only one sponsor pr candidate is allowed.
2. Every Sponsor must complete a sponsor verification form.
3. Equivalent applications and eligibility letters are accepted at the discretion of the pastor.
4. The application MUST be signed and sealed by the sponsor's parish priest or pastor.
5. Facsimiles are accepted from Parish to Parish ONLY.
Canon Law 874
To be admitted to the role of sponsor, a person must:
Important notes and clarifications with respect to sponsors:
Put simply, if the proposed sponsor:
THEY DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF BEING A SPONSOR
Just because a proposed sponsor does not meet the requirements of a sponsor it does not mean they are a bad person or are being judged. If the proposed sponsor would like to be fully initiated or have their marriage blessed, St. John of God is fully willing to help facilitate them in either of these processes.
Unfortunately they will not be able to be a sponsor for a candidate this year, unless they fulfill what is required before the candidate is to receive the Sacraments.
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St. John of God Catholic Church