Christian Initiation of Adults - Journey in Faith
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are welcomed into the Catholic Church. This includes unbaptized adults, adults baptized in another Christian denomination, and those baptized in the Catholic Church who have not celebrated Confirmation or First Eucharist. Inquirers meet weekly for formation and instruction in the Catholic tradition and participate in various liturgical rites along the journey. Throughout the process, the inquirers discern their readiness for the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist—which will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil. The new session starts in late September, 2017. Those interested in becoming fully-initiated Catholics meet individually with the Coordinator beforehand to determine their needs and desire to enter into this Journey In Faith process.
Contact: Johanna Scanlan
The Monday evening Bible Study group meets from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the parish center. New participants are welcomed. They are currently using resources from the Catholic Bible study online at www.agapebiblestudy.com which offers a thorough review of various books of the Bible and related topics. This is an opportunity to be inspired by Scripture while also gaining a better understanding of the Bible.
Contact Johanna Scanlan
~ Lenten Opportunity ~
Small Faith-Sharing Groups forming soon!
If you would like to be in a small faith-sharing group for Lent, or if you would simply like to read the resource book on your own, please call the parish office at 763-784-1329 or stop by the table in the back of church next weekend , February 4-5, after Mass to sign up. Lenten small groups meet once a week starting the week of Ash Wednesday. Each group determines its meeting time and location. New participants are welcome to join an existing group or start their own group.
The booklet being used is Bridges
to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton:
Lent and Holy Week, designed to help readers live
more contemplatively through reflecting on Lenten themes related to our
relationships and how we live. These
themes include: forgiveness, living more
deeply in Christ, seeking God always, choosing to love the world, serving peace
through humility and prayer, Christ as the source of unity, and Jesus’
Resurrection. Contemplative living is a
way of reflecting on and responding to our everyday experiences by paying
attention to our relationships with self, God, others, and nature.
Anyone who plans to be in a Lenten small group--or wants the booklet for individual use without being in a small group--should order your copy ($5) of the booklet by Monday, February 6th.
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If you have an idea for adult enrichment at St. Timothy's and would like to explore the possibility with a staff member, click here.