The RCIA Is A Program For Adults 18 Years Or Older

RCIA SESSION

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is primarily a process of Christian formation for adults seeking to become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. It is designed for non-baptized men and women, adults previously baptized into another Christian faith, and Catholics who did not complete all of their Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It is a gradual process during which enquirers can grow in faith and become full members of the Catholic Church (USCCB).

CALLED, LED, NURTURED BY THE SPIRIT

We invite all those who have not been able to complete their Sacraments of Initiation, and those who would like to become Roman Catholics, to join the 2021 – 2022 RCIA program of preparation beginning on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM in the Christian Formation Center.  The program will run from September 2021 to the end of April 2022. In order to join the RCIA program please follow the registration process outlined below.

Registration Process

  • Print a Manual Registration Form from this website or obtain one from the Parish Office
  • Complete and submit the registration form to the Parish Office and request an interview with a Priest
  • If you have been baptized bring a copy of your Baptismal Certificate with you to the interview

If you are 18 years or older and want to know more about the RCIA Program, please call the office at 561-483-2440 or complete the Online Contact Form below.

GODPARENTS & SPONSORS

Godparents and Sponsors are persons who have known and assisted the Catechumens and Candidates and stand as witnesses to the their moral character, faith, and intention.  Godparents and Sponsors accompany the catechumens and candidates primarily at the Rite of Acceptance, the Rite of Election, and at the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation. Godparents and Sponsors should be chosen by the catechumens on the basis of spiritual example, good qualities, and friendship.  They should be approved by the Priest. Godparents and Sponsors should be chosen before the Rite of  Election. A Godparent and Sponsor should:

    • Be at least 16 years of age and mature enough to undertake this responsibility;
    • Have received the three Sacraments of Initiation –  Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist;
    • Be a member of the Roman Catholic Church. A baptized and believing Christian from a separated church or community may act as a godparent or Christian witness along with a Catholic godparent, at the request of the parents or Catechumen, and in accordance with the norms for various ecumenical cases.
    • Not be under canonical penalty. This also means that they are not restricted from receiving the Eucharist during Mass.
    • Live a life of faith
    • Not be the mother or father
    • Not be a Catholic living in an invalid civil marriage

COMPLETION OF THE SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION April 3, 2021

The Candidates and the Elect from the 2020-2021 RCIA Program were fully received into the Catholic Church by Fr. Eddie and Fr. Joepel at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The work of the Holy Spirit through the Church never ceases and the joy of becoming full members of the Catholic Church is evident on their faces. Let us pray that they will continue to receive the graces available to them through the Sacraments.

One of the men receiving the Sacraments was inspired to propose marriage after the Mass concluded.

Complete the contact form below only if you are 18 years or older

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Links To Websites Of Interest

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DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH
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