Are you interested in Becoming a Catholic?
Inquirers Classes for those interested in becoming Catholic begin on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in FLC 201. They will meet every other week throughout the spring and summer until the regular RCIA classes begin in August. Please contact Joan Summers to sign up.
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Contact Deacon Bill Wagner at 281-391-4758, ext. 411
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process of asking questions and learning about the Catholic faith; moving towards becoming fully initiated as a Roman Catholic. The RCIA link on the left offers more detailed information on our program.
Pastor's Invitation to Non-Catholics . . .
Even as St. Paul did so many times in his ministry, we give thanks for you to God our Father in the Lord Jesus Christ for the gift of his Spirit poured into our hearts and yours. To be aware of the Spirit's abiding presence in us is, at one and the same time, most ennobling as well as humbling.
So much rests upon our attitude before God our Father. We are all his children, yearning to search out his least desire in regard to each of us. This search is a journey embarked upon by the entire community of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church. It is one of supportive prayer and attentive action. It acknowledges our human frailty and our absolute dependence upon this good Father who showers us with his choicest gifts.
Our posture then must be that of the handmaid of Nazareth, the Father's first daughter in the ways of faith, Mary, the Immaculate One. Her stance before him was one of simple availability. With trust and confidence in HIM we, like her, are simply available to you as instruments of his love and mercy.
So whether we are considered guides, or the guided, it makes little difference. Let us be fully aware that it is always the Spirit who directs our attention to the Heart of God. And make no mistake about it. At the heart of the
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a Person, with a nature both human and divine; Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior, and Brother. In him, God does love us with a human heart.
I pray for you then with all my heart as well that you may have a most enriching experience this year; one which truly satisfies the deepest longings of your hearts.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Christopher Plant