Ever wonder if being Catholic is right for you?

Maybe you have had previous contact with members of the Catholic faith. You may be attending Catholic Mass, or maybe you have considered attending a Catholic program or this may be your first experience with the Catholic Church, In any case, you have probably come with some questions about the Catholic Church, its beliefs and the Catholic way of life.

We are happy to give you some information about the Catholic Church, the Mass, and the Eucharist and share some of our basic beliefs. Do Catholics really worship Mother Mary? Do Catholics pray to saints? What is the real presence in the Eucharist? What is the Trinity? God always speaks the truth to us and we attempt to pass it on faithfully and meaningfully. If you would like to inquire about the Church and what it means to be Catholic, call Dave Corder at 823-7197 x 30 or e-mail: david@st-anthonys.org.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION—WHAT IS IT? WHO IS IT FOR?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a gradual process for welcoming new members into the Catholic Church. It is a process of journey and discovery of the fullness of being Catholic. The process begins with an inquiry period that is open to all seekers. As people are moved to deeper commitment, the RCIA provides opportunity for more extensive spiritual growth. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for those who have never been baptized, those baptized in other Christian traditions who desire to become Catholic, and those adult Catholics wishing to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Anyone wishing information on the RCIA, please call Dave Corder at 209-823-7197, ext. 30 or e-mail david@st-anthonys.org

Within the RCIA, the Church warmly welcomes new members and tries to provide appropriate spiritual formation according to each person’s needs. In the RCIA process, adults gradually enter into full membership in the Church through times of study and prayer, opportunities for service, and various rites which lead to Baptism, Confirmation, and sharing in the Eucharist. An RCIA process adapted for children and teens is also an active group within our parish. For more information, please read "Becoming a Catholic" document on the left.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR?
All of those who are going through the RCIA program need a companion, or sponsor, for their journey of faith. Sponsors serve as fellow travelers who share and encourage. Your faith story is of value precisely because your experience has brought you into a more intimate relationship with Christ and this community. Be a sponsor and share your faith! For more information, call Dave Corder at 209-823-7197.

 

Bible Study

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

 6 Morning Sessions Starting January 15th
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - Noon
Ministry Building Conference Room

Cost: $20.00 per person
To register or for information
Call Dave Corder at 823-7197 ext 230