St. Jude’s RCIA program is a year round program. This model of formation provides a form of learning, centered on the relationship of the individual with the person of Jesus Christ and with his body, the Church. It centers catechesis in the primary place where that relationship is fostered and celebrated, in the community of faith that gathers Sunday by Sunday throughout the year. “Within the cycle of the year the Church unfolds the whole mystery of Christ, from his incarnation and birth until his ascension, the day of Pentecost and the expectation of blessed hope and of the Lord’s return” This model also respects the journey of each person. It assumes that those who come seeking initiation will be welcomed whenever they arrive, no matter what time of the year that happens to be.
In this model of sacramental catechesis, the Church uses the language of journey, conversion, discipleship and relationship. Rather than a program of specific instruction, the RCIA suggests a fluid, gradual process of formation, the heart of which is the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to start the process of RCIA/RCIC please contact Deacon Mike Bunch 303-988-6435 ext. 16 or email below.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) group meets every Thursday evening from 7 pm – 9 pm. We are looking for people who want to share the Catholic faith with those who are considering becoming Catholic.
We are in need of:
- Catechists who facilitate the program of instruction
- Sponsors for baptism and confirmation candidates
- People who supply baked goods/snacks for our meetings
- Mentors who spend time with the individual such as attending Mass together or simply answering questions
- Prayer support people who will pray for those going through the process of discernment