“I think it's very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I'd also say it's necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don't take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn't think we were so important.”–Pope Benedict XVI
Rite of Christian Initiation
· Have you been attending Mass with us, but never officially took the time to become Catholic?
· Have you been away from the Catholic Church…and have now returned, but want to know more about it’s teachings?
· Have you been a Catholic all your life, but for some reason or another, have not received the sacraments of Confirmation or the Eucharist?
· Have you joined us from a different faith tradition and would now like to find out more about the Catholic Church?
If any of these questions apply to you, we would like to help you in your journey! Or if you know of anyone who could answer “yes” to any of these questions, perhaps you could extend an invitation to them! RCIA is not a program but a process that one goes through when becoming Catholic.
We need dedicated sponsors who will walk with candidates and catechumens as they explore the Catholic faith. By providing love and support, sponsors are crucial to the success of the RCIA process. Sponsors accompany catechumens and candidates during their weekly sessions.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, or you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Karen Mathers at 972-816-0621.
Based on Friendly Defenders:
Why do Catholics pray to dead people?
The saints in heaven are not dead. Jesus said...
"Have you not read 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living." Matthew 22:31-32
Those who die in Christ are now alive in Christ in Heaven.
Related verses: Mark 9:4; Luke 23:43; Rev. 6:9-11; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Heb. 12:1, 12:22-24