Young Adults in Faith Formation
Catechesis for the sacrament is an ongoing responsibility of both parents and parish. Parents, Pastor and catechists should be able to see some evidence of an active faith-life in the witness of the candidate’s participation in the sacramental life of the Church.
Candidates for Sacrament of Confirmation:
There is a two year formation process to prepare candidates for Confirmation. The formation process includes two years of classroom instruction as well as spiritual formation supported by service and retreat.
All components must be completed before Fr. Joseph Byerley, Pastor, will declare the candidate ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
If you have any further questions, please contact
Irene Clark 856-845-1660 or email@example.com
Adults: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults(RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process in which a person who is not baptized or baptized in another faith denomination, has not received instruction, first communion, or confirmation, journeys with others like them and other Catholics to be fully initiated in the Catholic faith. It is a process of formation. There are four steps in this formation process which culminates at the Easter Vigil with the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. The parish community, through its prayers, witness, worship, service, and catechesis, offers the invitation and support for the men and women to be initiated into the Catholic Church. Weekly meetings are held beginning in September and ending in May.
To "Inquire" for more information about the Journey, please contact Deacon Vince Latini at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.89 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." -Catholic Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC), 1285