The Rite of Christian initiation is designed for adults and children, over the age of 7, who consciously and freely seek to be baptized and be received fully into the faith. RCIA is also for people who have already received the Sacrament of Baptism, be it Catholic or in any other faith tradition, but now seek full communion into the Catholic church.
This journey is on-going! We do NOT have a PROGRAM that starts in September and ends at the Easter Vigil. Each person or family can begin the process at any point during the Liturgical Year. We respect that each person is unique and comes to God in different ways, at different times and with different questions or concerns. We work closely with each Catechumen or Candidate (already Baptized) to ensure that they are prepared well each step along the way.
This journey of faith is NOT A PROGRAM ABOUT LEARNING DOCTRINE OR CATCHING UP ON ALL YOU DON'T KNOW! This journey is a journey of LOVE - a conversion of heart, a falling in deeper love with Jesus!
If you are curious about what it means to be Catholic and would like to learn more or if you are ready to start the journey now, contact/email Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation or call 518-274-6269 to set up an appointment.
Are you ready to come to the water of Baptism? Enjoy this wonderful uplifting song by Tenth Avenue North - Love is Here! We think it speaks to the journey you are about to embark on! Blessings to you!
RITE OF ELECTION & CALL TO CONTINUING CONVERSION 2017
Karen Gurley, Call to continuing conversion
Andrew Mastrandrea, Call to Continuing Conversion
Andrew Chapman, Bishop Scharfenberger, Devin Purcell
RITE OF ELECTION & CALL TO CONTINUING CONVERSION 2015
Elect Maria Moons signs THE Book of the Elect
Elect Sara Moon signs the Book of the Elect
Easter Vigil Morning Prayer Service - Ephphetha Rite
Be Opened, that you may profess the faith you hear,
to the praise and glory of God.
2014 Candidate Kaitlyn with her Catechist Sara
THE WATERS OF BAPTISM - EASTER VIGIL