Becoming Catholic – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. RCIA classes are held weekly and over the course of several months those who attend the RCIA classes are educated on what the Catholic Church believes and are given the opportunity to ask question about those beliefs.

“We know God in the breaking of the bread and we are not alone anymore.  Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet too, even with the crust, where there is companionship.”  Dorothy Day

Calling all Parents:
Has your child missed some of the Sacraments?  Then the RCIC process is for you.

This program is for children who have not been baptized or have not received the Sacrament of Eucharist and Confirmation and Reconciliation and are older than 8 years of age.  The RCIC is a process that invites and encourages the parents to stay with the children in the classrooms.  By agreeing to stay, the parents are then a part of the class and are encouraged to share their faith experiences.  This process unites the family on their journey of faith.  For more information contact Sue Roberts- 603-627-5846 or the parish office at 622-6510.

Happy Easter from our RCIA team, and RCIA sponsors!

On this blessed Easter weekend our parish welcomed our candidates and catechumen into the Catholic Church:

James Roberts
Crystal Goujon
Maria Helene de Laire
Christopher Maynard
Christopher Baron
Kenneth Fox
Stephanie Parker

You are Invited

You will have an opportunity to congratulate and introduce yourself to these new Catholics (Neophytes) at a small reception next weekend after the 10AM Mass, Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23rd.

If you would like to present our newly initiated brothers and sisters with a note or card of congratulations or well wishes, please bring your note or card with you to the reception.  You can place these well wishes into the offertory basket over the next few weeks. Please remember to write the name of the new Catholic on the envelope. Have a wonderful Easter season and God bless you!

RCIA Contacts:

Fr. Georges de Laire 603-622-6510
Karen Lavoie 603-623-4033
Deacon Jim Patterson 603-622-6510