RCIA CELEBRATES FIRST RITE
On November 12 at the 8:30 Mass Father Jim conducted the Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming. Father was assisted by Mark and Loretta Miller, Directors of RCIA. Our Inquirers and their Sponsors participated in these special Rites together. The Inquirers are: Jesse Haskin and sponsor Joey Mies; Fabiola Magana and sponsor Ricci Creekmore; Mary Lue Calkins and sponsor Tom Depperschmidt; and Shaden Swaim and sponsor Alexis Cunningham.
Also attending RCIA to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is Lorena Salazar. Her sponsor is Teresa Castellanos. Others attending the class are Pauline Lopez, Monica Lopez, and Cassandra Lopez.
November 12 was also the beginning of the “Breaking Open the Word” phase of the R.C.I.A. process, every Sunday at the 8:30 Mass. The Inquirers will be dismissed after Father Jim’s homily to further discuss the message of the week’s Liturgy of the Word. To “Break Open” God’s Word means to discover newness or a beauty in Scripture that we never saw before. Our Breaking Open the Word sessions do two important things: 1) learning the content of our readings to teach us to know God; 2) this deeper friendship with God pushes us to act and live these readings during the coming week.
RCIA is a class for anyone who would like to learn about the Catholic Church. Class meets every Tuesday evening from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For information call Mark Miller, 518-4372. Please pray for our class and for those who are teaching them.