BECOMING A FULL MEMBER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.)
In this formation process, adults embark on a journey of Faith which helps them to discern whether or not to seek Baptism or membership in the Catholic Church.
It is for:
– non baptized adults;
– those who have been baptized in other Christian denominations and;
– baptized adult Catholics who have not been Confirmed or catechized.
Each year, the Process begins in the Fall and ends with the Mass of Easter Vigil when those who have participated publicly celebrate their Sacraments of Initiation.
To register, please call the Parish Office (622-5389) or print and complete the Form below and return it to us:
FORM TO REGISTER TO BECOME A ROMAN CATHOLIC (click to open)
BAPTISM FOR INFANTS & CHILDREN
Baptism, the gateway to all the Sacraments, begins one’s journey of Christian life. In the Cathedral, this Sacrament is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:00 Noon. To register their child for Baptism, parents are asked to notify the Parish Office at least 1 month prior to their preferred date of choice. To prepare for their child’s reception of the Sacrament, parents and godparents are expected to attend one class of instruction prior to the celebration in the Cathedral.
FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST COMMUNION
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Confirmation 2021 will be celebrated next Spring.
Each family together with the Candidate and Sponsor will sit in their own pew marked with the last name of the family.
THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Christian Marriage is an unbreakable bond of life and love between a man and a woman. Each must freely promise exclusive fidelity to each other in a union open to children. To prepare for their marriage, couples are required to contact the Parish Office 6 months before their wedding and then to meet with the Cathedral Rector to complete the documents required for their marriage. A course of preparation is also required. This weekend course takes place in the Cathedral Auditorium in the spring of each year and is organized and presented by volunteer married couples.
HOLY ORDERS (PRIESTHOOD & PERMANENT DIACONATE)
AND CONSECRATED LIFE
If you feel called to the Priesthood, to Religious Life or to the Permanent Diaconate, please notify Msgr. Stilla, either by e-mail at: email@example.com or by telephone at: (807) 622-5389. He will provide you with the information you will need to help you discern your Religious Vocation.
THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
This Sacrament of Healing is celebrated for those who are physically, psychologically or emotionally ill, those preparing to undergo serious surgery or persons in danger of death.
A communal celebration of Anointing is celebrated on the first Saturday of each Month at the 12:10 pm Mass (postponed during the current pandemic)
In hospital emergencies when the Cathedral Rector cannot be reached or is not available, the family should ask hospital personnel to contact the ‘Priest- on-Call’.