Thinking about becoming Catholic?

Do you wonder what's involved in joining the Catholic Church? Are you a member of another religion and want to know what it is that Catholics believe? Is your spouse or friend a faithful Catholic whose way of life and peace of mind impress you? Want that same sense of fulfillment?  Are you a Catholic who has never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Let us address these questions (and more) for you as participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is for adults who have not been baptized, have no religious background, or of another religion, who are looking to find out more about the Catholic Church. 

RCIA Catechesis Session Schedule*

Oct. 13, 2019 9:00am Mass Giving Thanks/Prayer of Thanksgiving
Oct. 20, 2019   No Session-Social-Coffee/doughnuts in PH
Oct. 27, 2019 9:00am Mass Humility Before God in Prayer
Nov. 3, 2019   Justification (Receiving Jesus into our Homes/Lives)
Nov. 10, 2019 9:00am Mass Heaven and Hell
Nov. 17, 2019   Justice
Nov. 24, 2019 9:00am Mass Christ the King
Dec. 1, 2019   No Session-Thanksgiving Weekend
Dec. 1, 2019   Parish Social-Pancake Breakfast 10:15am-PH
Dec. 8, 2019 9:00am Mass Justice and Peace as a Sign of the Messianic Era
Dec. 15, 2019   Anointing of the Sick (The Charism of Prophecy)
Dec. 22, 2019   No Session
Dec. 29, 2019   No Session
Jan. 5, 2020 9:00am Mass Christ is the Light of All Nations
Jan. 12, 2020   Baptism and Mission
Jan. 19, 2020 9:00am Mass Confessing Belief in Jesus
Jan. 26, 2020   Vocation
Feb. 2, 2020 9:00am Mass Presentation of the Lord--                                          The Two Natures (Human & Divine)
Feb. 9, 2020   Social Teaching/Preferential Option of the Poor
Feb. 16, 2020 9:00am Mass Human Freedom and Christ's Law of Love
Feb. 23, 2020   Universal Call to Holiness
Mar. 1, 2020 9:00am Mass Divine Election
Mar. 8, 2020 9:00am Mass Christ, Our Hope of Glory/Scrutinies Overview
Mar. 14, 2020 5:30pm Mass Scrutiny #1-Woman at the Well--Faith as a Gift
Mar. 22, 2020 9:00am Mass Scrutiny #2-Man Born Blind--Original Sin and            Social Sin
Mar. 29, 2020 11:30am Mass Scrutiny #3- Raising of Lazarus--Paschal Mystery   in the Sacraments
Apr. 5, 2020 9:00am Mass Passion of the Lord--Christ's Obedience as a Model for Believers
Apr. 11, 2020   Morning Retreat/Lunch/Rehearsal
Apr. 11, 2020   Easter Vigil, Reception of the Sacraments
Apr. 12, 2020   Easter Sunday-The Resurrection of the Lord

 * The Catechesis sessions are open to all interested adults of the parish-not just those individuals going through the RCIA process.

Contact the RCIA team

Contact Ann Mulvaney at [email protected] or call Michael Smith in the office (910) 488-1797 for more information about this year's process of faith-exploration! 

Sponsors Needed

We also invite individuals to be sponsors for those going through the RCIA process.  The role of the sponsor involves modeling what it means to be a Catholic Christian at a close, personal level to candidates.  Being a sponsor is a wonderful, grace-filled experience. Click the following link for more information about being a sponsor.  RCIA Sponsor Brochure