The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process in which a person who is not baptized or baptized in another faith denomination 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 RCIA is not simply another parish program. The entire parish community, through its prayers, witness, worship, service, and catechesis, offers the invitation and support for the men and women to initiated into the Catholic Church. Weekly meetings are held beginning in September and ending in May.
Contact: Fr. David Hogan 636-561-6611 ext 516 firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements for weddings must be made in person by the parties to the proposed marriage at least six months in advance of the wedding and prior to setting a firm date. This will allow sufficient time for the couple to complete the required FOCCUS survey, to attend the pre-marriage programs and to prepare a proper celebration of the sacrament. To make wedding arrangements please call 636-561-6611.
Catholic Annulments: Often individuals are not fully participating in the life of the Church because of divorce and remarriage. Others, civilly divorced, have questions regarding the previous marriage. One of our priests will happily meet to discuss the status and possibilities of these particular situations. They can be reached by calling 636-561-6611.