Our vision for Faith Formation in our Partner Parish is to help our parish develop a personal relationship with God, and give them the opportunity to grow in their faith community.
It is important to understand that your family is the “Domestic Church”, Going to mass, praying together, and being involved in the parish are all learned by you.
In order to serve as a catechist within our parish community, the Diocese of Greensburg requires volunteers to attend VIRTUS, a training program for those who work with children. Individuals must also sign the diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct.
The diocese is required by law to ensure that all catechists have secured proper PA Child Services Law clearances, and designated parish employees can assist with this paperwork. Catechists are also required to receive basic and permanent certification through a diocesan training and certification program. Ongoing education opportunities are also offered by the diocese annually.
Becoming a Catholic
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, commonly known as RCIA, is a process by which the Catholic Christian community welcomes and initiates new members. The process has evolved to meet the needs of the unbaptized (catechumens), as well as the baptized (candidates).
The RCIA process addresses the life experiences and spiritual needs of the individual. It is important to recognize and respect the faith experience of each individual.
RCIA involves different stages and liturgical rites in which the catechumens and candidates join the rest of the faith community in an ongoing conversion as part of the life long process and commitment to a Christian way of life; an initial step in the “lifelong journey of intellectual, emotional and spiritual conversion.”
To learn more about How to Become A Catholic, contact the Pastoral Center at 724-887-6321 or visit the Diocese of Greensburg online.