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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Have you thought about becoming Catholic? Do you often wonder why Catholics do things the way they do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe you are being led to RCIA! RCIA is a process where adults are introduced to the Catholic faith and way of life. Were you baptized Catholic? If so, do you need the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist or Confirmation? RCIA normally takes 9 months, although it can vary according to personal situations. It includes:
  • The Inquiry Period introduces the interested person to basic information about the Catholic faith and fundamentally communicates the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Inquirers are invited to initial conversion and, although there is no obligation at this time, classes are intended to help them decide whether they would like to continue to learn more about the faith.
  • The Period of the Catechumenate is an extended time in which Catechumens (those not baptized) and Candidates (those validly baptized) are given pastoral formation and guidance aimed at training them in the Christian life.
  • The Period of Purification and Enlightenment, which corresponds with Lent, is intended to increase introspection and coming closer to God. The aim of this period is to eliminate what is weak and sinful and affirm what is holy.
  • The Period of Mystagogy is a special time during Easter in which the neophyte (newly initiated person) deepens their understanding of the mysteries of faith and is more fully immersed in the life of the Church.
Please contact Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P. at 513-561-5954, or email him at frgabriel@stgertrude.org, for more information. RCIA Sign Up Webform Click here Latest on top

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter - May 10, 2018

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Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM, Franciscan Media
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Lectionary: 294
Reading 1 ACTS 18:1-8

Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,
who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla

St. Gertrude RCIA Session Thirty-Two 2017-2018: The Four Last Things

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The Church teaches that life after death consists of four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.

St. Gertrude RCIA Session Twenty-Five 2017-2018: Vocations & Vocations: Marriage

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The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator.

St. Gertrude RCIA Session Twenty-Four 2017-2018: The Sacraments - Penance and Anointing

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The Sacrament of Penance consists in restoring us to God's grace and joining us with him in intimate friendship.

Saturday of the First Week of Lent - February 24, 2018

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Deacon Bernard Nojadera, Child and Youth Protection
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Lectionary: 229
Reading 1 DT 26:16-19

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
"This day the LORD, your God,
commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.
Be careful, then,

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