“If you wonder how, I will explain in clear language. Faith is the womb that conceives this new life, baptism the rebirth by which it is brought forth into the light of day. The Church is its nurse; her teachings are its milk, the bread from heaven is its food. It is brought to maturity by the practice of virtue; it is wedded to wisdom; it gives birth to hope. Its home is the kingdom; its rich inheritance the joys of paradise; its end, not death, but the blessed and everlasting life.” – From a sermon by Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop
Throughout the year, individuals come forward seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith. You may have a friend who is Catholic… you may be dating, engaged, or married to a Catholic…or you may just be seeking information on your own. You may have even been baptized a Catholic but never completed your initiation.
If you are such a seeker, we welcome you. The St. Joe’s community invites you to have a look at the adult initiation process here at the parish with the hope that you will find an opportunity to grow closer to God at this time in your faith journey. The adult initiation process is a process of prayer, reflection, and learning that allows for the continual discernment of God’s will in our lives. No matter where you are on your faith journey, there is a place for you at St. Joe’s.
Our adult initiation process implements the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and is designed for:
a. Those merely seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith.
We are always willing to meet new faces. All are welcome.
b. Those who are not baptized and wish to be fully initiated into the Catholic faith through baptism.
c. Those previously baptized who wish to join the Catholic faith.
d. Those Catholics who wish to complete their initiation.
If you are interested in learning more, contact Andrew Pump at [email protected] or 613-233-4095, x235