For Catholic college students who have celebrated the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist and are participating in Mass, we offer the opportunity to prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation by joining Campus Ministry's Confirmation process. Sessions will begin during Advent and the Confirmation will take place during the Easter Season.
The semi-weekly sessions will provide a review of important elements of our Catholic faith rooted in baptism. Appropriate adult catechesis is combined with encouragement to personal spiritual growth. The sessions provide an environment of community, discussion and discernment.
Inquiry is for any student interested in exploring the Catholic faith. Sessions provide an opportunity to reflect on Scripture and tradition. Students are encouraged to ask questions and are supported while they discern what God is moving in their hearts. If you have wondered what being Catholic is all about; or if you simply are exploring the invitation to a deeper relationship with Christ, these sessions may be for you. Inquiry is open to all students.
RCIA= Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is a journey of faith and discernment. It is grounded in a desire for, and experience of, a deep conversion to Jesus Christ and His values. Students are formed in faith by reflecting on Scripture, the Catholic Community's life, liturgy, beliefs, and apostolic works. The RCIA is a formation process which culminates in full membership in the Catholic Church, through the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
RCIA is for students who have been through a period of inquiry and discernment and have decided to pursue full membership in the Catholic Church. The program is primarily designed for those seeking Baptism; that is, those not baptized previously. Since baptized Christians from other denominations may also be seeking membership in the Catholic Church, the RCIA program is adapted to their needs as well.
Please contact the Campus Ministry at 893-7790 or 7792 for more information.