August 29, 2021

With the onset of September comes the time to prepare for the resurgence of the programs that had a summer hiatus: RCIA is one of these programs.  The acronym for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the RCIA is a process by which those who were never baptized or those Christians who are part of another denomination become members of the Catholic faith.  The entire process; indeed, each facet of the process, involves the Catholic community as a means of strengthening those inquiring into the Catholic Church so as to provide the moral and spiritual support they need to complete their faith journey.

Many of you have seen the rituals performed during the Lenten Season and the Sacraments of Initiation conferred during the Easter Vigil.  However, the process begins with instructions which begin around Labor Day in a group setting facilitated by a team which forms a small community that lends support for the person inquiring into the Catholic Faith.

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic?  If so, call Fr. Louis at (440) 526-1177 ext. 220.  You’ll be glad you did.

By now most of us have heard from the news of the devastating earthquake and subsequent tropical storm that has battered Haiti.  Parts of the country have yet to rebuild from the earthquake from 10 years ago and now this on top of all their other difficulties.  Bishop Malesic has asked the faithful of the Diocese of Cleveland to take up a special second collection to assist in helping recovery and humanitarian aid to reach those who need it most. 

“Please open your hearts to aid these people
who suffer so much.”