If you are not Catholic and are interested in exploring that possibility, (or know of someone who might be interested) or if you are a baptized Catholic but did not receive First Eucharist and/or Confirmation, or if your child is seven years or older and needs to celebrate any or all of the sacraments of initiations (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) we would love to help you! In the fall we hope to have programs that can respond to all these needs. We call these RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children). Usually these programs run throughout the year, culminating in the celebration of these sacraments at the Easter Vigil. This is how the church and parish grows. Without new members, we will be a parish in decline. Please let your friends, neighbors, and family members know of these opportunities. You can get more information from our Director of Faith Formation, Diane Klucka. If you have any questions or concerns (e.g, second marriages or marriages outside the church,) I am also happy to talk with you.
On a similar note, if any young man is curious about Franciscan religious life, we friars would love to talk with you and invite you for prayer and dinner. No obligation or commitment, just conversation - food for discernment. It is not for everyone, but it is a great way of life!
You are welcome to stop by the friary after all the masses this weekend for an open house. Thanks for stopping by.