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RCIA: The First Transition: The Rite of Acceptance

RCIA: The First Transition: The Rite of Acceptance

by the RCIA Ministry Team     The Inquirers in RCIA reached their first official conversion milestone, the Rite of Acceptance, at the Feast of Christ the King on November 25. This was the moment the unbaptized chose to become Catechumens. Those already baptized in other ecclesial communities became Candidates. They each had a sponsor who verified their interest in the Church. The entire congregation encouraged them to pursue further study into the Catholic faith. The sponsors … Read entire article »

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Cathedral News: December 2012

Cathedral News: December 2012

The December 2012 edition of the Cathedral News is published. In this issue: Advent is here. Monsignor Gier invites parishioners to pick up a free Advent devotional booklet and thanks them for their continued generosity. Martin Reidy shares a Christmas poem. RCIA Inquirers learn more about the Faith. … Read entire article »

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RCIA: Growing Faith is an Exciting Adventure

RCIA: Growing Faith is an Exciting Adventure

    Jason and Lenora Bliss have spent the last few years engaging with our parish as they have been called to the Catholic faith and have pursued its value in their life. Here are their responses to questions about that journey. Jason, what made you reach out for Catholic teaching? God comes to us. I think that I was drawn in my early years attending school and Mass at Monte Casino. As a child I enjoyed Mass … Read entire article »

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Cathedral News: November 2012

Cathedral News: November 2012

The November 2012 edition of the Cathedral News is out. This edition features an analysis of parish revenue versus parish expenses in the past three months. Martin Reidy of the Knights of Columbus offers a biography of Saint Martin of Tours. Parishioners Jason and Leonora Bliss reflect on life as new Catholics.   … Read entire article »

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Cathedral News: October 2012

In the October newsletter, Fr. John Grant echoes the Holy Father’s announcement about the upcoming Year of Faith. Two parishioners become Deacon Candidates. RCIA stresses the importance of good sponsors. … Read entire article »

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Becoming Catholic: RCIA in September 2012

The summer RCIA inquiry has had a successful run. Topics discussed included the authority of the Church including how the Pope communicates the faith to the faithful. The basics of belief in the Creed and the Mass were followed by learning about holy things, sacramentals, the liturgical year and Holy Days. The last few sessions are detailed below. Luke’s Annunciation account (1:26-38) shows us Mary’s humble answer in cooperating with God’s plan. The Constitution of the Church of Vatican II describes Mary’s role: “…in suffering with Him as he did on the cross, she cooperated in the work of the Savior, in an altogether singular way, by obedience, faith, hope and burning love.” The Church teaches that every man and woman is made in the image and likeness of God and … Read entire article »

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RCIA: New Catholics Eager to Enter the Church

RCIA: New Catholics Eager to Enter the Church

by the RCIA Ministry Team Class presentations during Lent concentrated on the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist and the “end times” of heaven, hell and purgatory. They learn the most important issues of our faith and about the promises of the afterlife. On the third, fourth and fifth Sunday’s of Lent, they attended the 10 a.m. Mass which featured the scrutinizes, minor exorcisms which called down God’s grace upon them and encouraged them to withstand the … Read entire article »

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Catechumens & Candidates Pull it All Together

Catechumens & Candidates Pull it All Together

by the RCIA Ministry team    On February 19th, at the 10 a.m. Mass, our parish celebrated the Rite of Sending in preparation for the Rite of Election on February 26. The Rite of Sending is our parish members’ official approval of the catechumens and candidates. We accept them, watch them sign the “Book of the Elect” and send them to meet the Bishop. He will accept our approval at the Rite of Election and encourage … Read entire article »

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March 2012: Cathedral News

Monsignor Gier encourages us to continue our Lenten practices. The Rite of Election is a major moment for RCIA class memebers. … Read entire article »

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