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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:33 PM

    CONTINUING FAITH FORMATION AND RCIA SESSIONS WILL MEET BY CONFERENCE CALL ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 PM. THE DIAL IN NUMBER IS: (425) 436-6314. THE ACCESS CODE IS: 601575. Topic: Baptism, why water? Why anointing? What does it mean to be enlightened with grace and truth? “ Catechism of the Catholic Church 1216 "This bath is called enlightenment, because those who receive this [catechetical] instruction are enlightened in their understanding . . . ." Having received in Baptism the Word, "the true light that enlightens every man," the person baptized has been "enlightened," he becomes a "son of light," indeed, he becomes "light" himself:

    Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.

    This article was last updated at 9:33 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020 by Tre Williams  

    Journey of Faith - Come Join Us
    Posted by. Tre Williams on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    This article was last updated at 9:49 AM on Friday, August 17, 2018 by Tre Williams  

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Maria Goretti Parish

Are you someone or do you know someone who....

Are Catholic and would like to know more about your faith

Have expressed an interest in becoming catholic

Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized

Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist


St. Maria Goretti Parish now offers and opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharisitic during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. WE MEET EVERY TUESDAY EVENING AT 7:00  PM IN THE CHAPEL.

You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. BECOME A MEMBER OF THE RCIA TEAM. For information please contact Deacon Terrel J. Broussard at , Byron Martin OR a member of the RCIA Team at (504) 242-7554 or by email at


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