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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is the ministry for those who wish to be received into the Catholic Church or baptized Catholics who wish to receive their remaining Sacraments of Initiation (Holy Communion and Confirmation). The formal formation program is active from late September until the Easter Vigil Mass, where the sacraments are administered. Afterwards, the new and fully initiated Catholics continue to meet in a period of Mystagogy until Pentecost Sunday. Liturgical Rites of Initiation accompany the catechumenate/candidates on their journey and are celebrated with the OLOM parish community at the weekend liturgies.
Alpha Film Series (Inquiry meetings) (Discussion and Reflection for those discerning whether to proceed with RCIA) – WEDNESDAYS (June/July) – 7:30pm- 9:00pm – Parish House. All are welcome - drop in any time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
For adult Catholics who desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation only and do not wish to attend RCIA, we do offer a six week series in preparation for Confirmation. These candidates have the option of being confirmed at the Easter Vigil here at OLOM or at the Adult Confirmation Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the Cathedral of St. Matthew on Pentecost Sunday.
Contact: Anna LaNave, Pastoral Associate at (301) 365-1415 ext 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.