RCIA Update August (Part 1)

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Margaret Lively, RCIA Director

It has been a blessedly busy past year in our RCIA ministry here at Our Lady of Grace. We have welcomed 12 into the fullness of the Catholic faith, with more still on their journey, and we are looking forward to this coming year! Perhaps you have even forgotten what this somewhat clumsy acronym stands for - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

As you all know through your years as faithful, practicing Catholics, we are all called to make Jesus Christ known and loved. We do this through living our lives in Christ and always seeing Christ in others; attending Mass regularly; connecting with Jesus in prayer daily, practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy; knowing, understanding and incorporating Jesus’ teachings into our everyday lives. Here is a huge opportunity for you to make a tremendous difference in someone’s life, just by reaching and inviting someone you know who might be seriously interested in experiencing what the Catholic faith offers through RCIA. As my dear Mom used to say, “Noodle on it awhile.” But really noodle on it in the next few weeks - RCIA starts Wednesday, September 11! We have an updated handout card in the Commons for you to give to your special inquirer - then, with a quick phone call from them, we’ll joyfully take it from there.