RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The RCIA (Catechumenate) is a process by which adults and young adults are initiated into the Roman Catholic community, i.e. St. Ephrem Parish Family.

The letters  R C I A refer to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults .

The RCIA Process guides interested young adults and adults as they inquire and question their beliefs, and they are gradually introduced to the Catholic way of life.   This Process includes planned stages, marked by liturgical Rites within the Parish Celebrations, leading to a continuing and deepening conversion in Faith and Discipleship.  The individual Faith Tradition and spiritual needs and concerns of each candidate [unbaptized, baptized or dedicated] are considered with respect and understanding. Those who are unbaptized and practicing Christians from other Faith Traditions are most welcome.

Come and See!

The Information Night is intended for those that are interested in exploring the Catholic faith or would like to be initiated into the Roman Catholic Community as well as those already Baptized in the Catholic Church but have not yet received the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Come and See!

Information Night – Come and See!
Thursday, September 29th @ 7pm
Marian Parish Center

Informal Instructions will begin in October. These sessions are a time of inquiry and questions into the Catholic Faith, which may lead one to embrace the Catholic Church through a process of conversion. All are most welcome.

For questions or information, you may contact Gerri Donnelly (215-638-7184) or Fr. Dragon (Rectory Office 215-245-1698) or (e-mail: dragon4sephrem@aol.com