“The RCIA program helped me not only get closer to God but closer to my family through God. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to be part of the Catholic Church.” ~A past participant
RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the process by which adults desiring to join the Catholic Church participate in a program of study and formation leading to their initiation into our faith community.
The RCIA also serves as a great review for adults who are already Catholic as well as a pathway for Catholic adults who have not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation.
Classes cover a wide range of topics including the history of the Catholic Church, Christian moral teaching, the Trinity, the dual nature of Jesus Christ, forms of prayer, and the sacraments of the Church. Sessions are scheduled for most Tuesdays in the Youth Building (off St. Olaf Ave. near the railroad tracks) from 7 to 8:45pm, with the first meeting on Tuesday September 27th. On Tuesdays when Fr. Denny leads bible studies RCIA participants will attend.
To register or for more information, contact the parish office or ReJean Schulte at 507-645-6593.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Would you like to learn more about the background of the gospels you hear read each Sunday? Would you like to be more familiar with the history and culture of the people to whom Jesus spoke?
Fr. Denny invites you to join him on Tuesday, October 4th, in the lower level of the church from 7 to 8:30pm as we place ourselves in the gospel story from the perspective of those who wrote the four accounts and that of those to whom their message was first addressed.
We’ll meet every third Tuesday thereafter, same time and place, to preview the gospel for the upcoming Sundays. Come as often as you can. Don’t forget to bring your bible.
Sessions are scheduled on the following dates: Oct. 4 / Oct. 25 / Nov. 15 / Dec. 6 / Jan. 10 / Jan. 31 / Feb. 21 / Mar. 14 / Apr. 4 / Apr. 25.
Fr. Denny also sends out an email preview of readings each week. To receive Fr. Denny’s Sunday Scripture Preview every week, contact the office at 507-645-8816 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org