The Catholic Faith is home to over one billion people. Together, we share the Word of God in Sacred Scripture. We grow in our relationships with God through the Sacraments. We worship with one another at Holy Mass every day! We are called to pray and serve the world in truth with love. Our Parish has something very special to offer, and we want you to call St. Pius X your home. Welcome!
What is RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a journey of prayer, study and Church ceremonies. Leading up to the celebration of Easter, participants reflect and discern their place in our beautiful Faith. With the support of our Emmaus Team, we hope you will join our community at St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Who is it for?
¨ Catechumens: Anyone who has yet to be baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
¨ Candidates: Anyone baptized from another faith, yearning to become Catholic.
¨ Anyone with a desire to learn and experience more about their Catholic Faith.
THE RITE of CHRISTIAN INITIATION PROCESS
Beginning in September and concluding after Easter, sessions are held after 10:30am Mass until 1:30pm (with a meal included). A parish companion will attend the sessions with you.
¨ Breaking Open the Word: Starting in December, following the Homily, we will reflect on the Scriptures of the day.
¨ Rites: Celebrations throughout the year with the Catholic community.
¨ Retreat: A day of prayer and contemplation, culminating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
¨ Mystagogy: Dinner followed by an invitation to participate in various parish ministries.
Calendar: Together, we will attend 10:30am Mass, followed by the session
Sept. 9th—God the Father
23rd—Jesus Christ, Son of God
Oct. 14th—Sacred Scripture
Nov. 1st—All Saints Day Mass
4th—Church, Sacred Tradition, & the Magisterium
Dec. 9th—Rite of Welcoming and Acceptance
Liturgy & Liturgical Year
Jan. 6th—Mary and the Saints
20th—Moral & Social Teachings
Feb. 3rd—Understanding the Mass
17th—Baptism & Confirmation
Mar. 3rd—Holy Orders & Matrimony
6th—Ash Wednesday Mass
10th—Rite of Election at St. Raphael’s Cathedral
17th—Retreat & Penitential Rite
24th—1st Scrutiny Rite
31st—2nd Scrutiny Rite
April 7th—3rd Scrutiny Rite
18th—Holy Thursday Mass
19th—Good Friday Service
20th—Easter Vigil Mass
June 2nd—Mystagogy Dinner
Be part of our Emmaus Team!
Just like the disciples who walked with Christ at the end of the Gospel of Luke, RCIA requires the help of our entire parish.
Whether your gifts are in teaching, cooking, music or just walking alongside our RCIA candidates and catechumens; we want you to be a part of our team!
If you would like to register, have questions or know someone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, please call Tony Lavorata at 393-4445x112 or send him an email at [email protected].