Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Father Gregg Mecca, Coordinator
203-743-2707
frgmecca@aol.com

saint-peter-congregation-communionThe Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the normative way in which non-Catholics—those un-baptized as well as those baptized into other Christian denominations—enter the Church. It is also the way baptized Catholics who never received any catechesis and did not receive Eucharist and Confirmation complete their Sacraments of Initiation.

The RCIA, modeled on the practice of the ancient Church, is a prayerful, spiritual journey toward a closer relationship with the Lord Jesus and with his Church. Participants meet to hear the Word of God proclaimed at Mass, to discuss its meaning and application to our lives and to become familiar with the foundations of our faith. The process culminates at the Vigil of Easter with the celebration of the Sacraments which bring us into the Church, the visible body of Christ on earth.

Adult Continuing Religious Formation

Through time honored Catholic devotions, guest speakers and the arts, the Parish offers adult Catholic means by which to deepen their faith and love and to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Christian life.

Morning of Reflection

Held monthly on a Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon., the Morning of Reflection lead conducted by Yvette Lessard, a trained spiritual director, leads participants in an in depth conversation of a topic.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is a means of deepening our relationship with God. A director walks the faith journey with you to help you tend a deep connection with the Holy. Yvette Lessard, a trained spiritual director, meets with parishioners at the rectory. To inquire about spiritual direction or to make an appointment with Ms. Lessard, call the rectory (743-2707).