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Office of Faith Formation


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Becoming Catholic for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation (R.C.I.A.) is a process for sharing the Catholic faith with adults who are:

  • Not baptized but are feeling God's call in their lives.
  • Baptized in other faiths and feel drawn to the Catholic Church.
  • Baptized in the Catholic faith, but have not received First Communion or Confirmation.
  • Baptized and confirmed, but want to update their knowledge of the Catholic faith.

How the process works:

  1. We begin with an introduction to the Catholic faith and community. No commitment is required.
  2. Next comes a period of learning the fundamentals of the faith and formation into the Catholic community.
  3. Spiritual preparation then intensifies as we examine our lives and the changes we are called to make. This is the time of final preparation for receiving the sacraments.
  4. At the Easter Vigil, new members are initiated into the faith.
  5. Then begins a period of continued learning and reflection.

When and where:

Weekly meetings are held in the Religious Education Center, 3440 Halsted Boulevard on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
To register or to get additional information, call the Office of Faith Formation.
Come and journey with us!

Art LeMere, 672-4269

Men’s Prayer Group

This group of men meets every Saturday morning at 8 am at the EDGE coffee shop in downtown Crete for prayer, discussion, fellowship and worship.  

The Church Office, 754-1363

Bible Study

Bible Study is held in the Religious Education Center at variuos seasons throughout the year This ministry helps participants understand and appreciate the Word of God, and to apply it to everyday life.  Please contact the Church Office for times and locations.