On Sunday, October 27, Fr. Lucio celebrated the Rite of Welcoming for the Spanish speakers preparing to receive sacraments of initiation next year. Some will receive during the Easter Vigil, and others will receive Confirmation from our Bishop or Archbishop at the Cathedral in May. The Rite of Welcoming, in English, will take place at the vigil Mass on Saturday, November 23, that is at 5:30 p.m. Fr. Rito will preside. Please join us in welcoming our brothers and sisters in Christ and, keep them in your prayers.
El Rito de Bienvenida para nuestro hermano y hermanas que se preparan, en español, para recibir sacramentos durante la Pascua de 2020, fue celebrado por el P. Lucio el 27 de octubre pasado. El Rito de Bienvenida para los candidatos en Inglés va a ser el sábado 23 de noviembre en la misa de 5:30pm, va a celebrar el P. Rito. De la bienvenida a nuestros candidatos y téngalos presentes en sus oraciones.
Welcome to St. Matthew!
The RCIA, short for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the journey of faith to get to know Jesus and his Church in a more intimate way.
At St. Matthew, the first step in this journey is Inquiry, a safe place to ask questions and seek understanding; the place to meet faithful Catholics and start building community. These meetings are free and imply no commitment on your part to join the Catholic Church.
Inquiry meets all year long, so you can start at any time.
The second step in the RCIA journey continues towards studying Catholic teaching in depth, growing spiritually, attending Mass and forming community. This journey is marked by liturgical Rites and pastoral accompaniment.
The RCIA, as a process of conversion or ‘spiritual journey,’ goes through stages over a period of time that is suitable to form new Christian habits and become a member of our faith community. At St. Matthew, the study stage of the RCIA will begin whenever a small group has been formed. Attending Inquiry first is a must.
Who is RCIA for?
- Persons in need of Baptism.
- Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.
- Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation.
Because each person’s journey is different, the RCIA can last up to three years. Start your Inquiry journey by reaching out this week, through a phone call or an email.
You are welcome to call any of the Priests, or Irma Vasquez, our RCIA Coordinator at the Parish Office 503-648-1998 ext. 246 or email at [email protected]
May the Lord continue to guide your faith journey!