RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS)
This process for welcoming new members in the faith is available for non-Catholics who are interested in studying and learning about the Catholic faith. Each candidate needs a parish sponsor and the team will name a sponsor after they come to know the person seeking to become Catholic. Contact Sr. Martha Keller at 270-623-8181 or [email protected] for more information.
Meet those preparing for initiation into the Catholic faith:
*Mark Gibson, a catechumen, comes to this church community seeking the Sacrament of Baptism. He is the son of Joyce Ballard and Scotty Gibson. Mark grew up in a home of faith but was never baptized. He has been participating in weekly Mass and believes that he is being formed and inspired by the Word of God. Mark has participated in the process of Christian initiation since August and feels called to embrace the Catholic way of life. Mark desires to be accepted into the Order of the Catechumen and requests our prayers as he prepares for Baptism and the other sacraments of initiation at Easter.
*Nia Jaco, a candidate for reception into full communion, was baptized at Cumberland Presbyterian in Puryear, Tennessee at the age of twelve. She is the daughter of Kristi and Stephen Jaco. Nia. has a strong faith and is acting on her desire to grow deeper in faith. Nia appreciates the symbols and traditions within the Catholic Church and looks forward to having a church family and receiving the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
*Grant Cherry, a candidate for full communion, was baptized at Pathway Baptist Church in Calvert City. He was baptized at the age of thirteen. Grant is the son of Rene and Greg Cherry. After attending Mass at the Catholic Church, he believe he has found a church home. Grant is looking forward to making a profession of faith and receiving the Eucharist each time he worships as well as being confirmed in the Catholic faith.
*Lisa Adams, a candidate for full communion, was baptized at Bardwell Baptist Church at the age of thirteen. Lisa is the daughter of Sandy and Edward Mantle. She is married to Joey Adams. Her daughter Kelsey and Joey recently entered the Catholic faith. Lisa grew up in a strong community of faith and has been very involved sharing her gifts and faith within the Baptist community. After prayerful discernment it is her desire to worship together as a family and actively serve together within this Catholic community. Lisa looks forward to receiving the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.