Adult Faith Formation
Adult Confirmation (RCIA) Classes Start August 3
In the sacrament of Confirmation, we are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation deepens the grace received in Baptism and, like Baptism, we only receive it once. Confirmation strengthens us to live as followers of Jesus Christ.
The Confirmation Preparation Program at Good Shepherd Parish will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 6:15 – 8:15 pm. The program consists of 20 classes starting on August 3rd. The date of Confirmation at the Green Bay Cathedral is May 28, 2023. Classes will be offered in English and Spanish.
Requirements for Adult Confirmation are to be a registered member of Good Shepherd Parish, be at least 18 years old, and be baptized.
This preparation can also be attended by those who desire to be in full communion with the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith.
The fee for the book, class and a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is $25.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Michelle (English) or Monica (Spanish) at the Parish Office, 849-9363.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. The Catholic RCIA stages are a good model of basic faith development. Through it Candidates and Catechumens are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.
RCIA is for three groups of people
- Those who are not baptized.
- Those who were baptized into another Christian denomination and wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.
- Baptized Catholics who were never formed in the Catholic faith and have not completed their initiation; that is, who have received neither of the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
What is RCIA?
The RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages within the liturgical rites of the church, to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes several months, but participants are generally invited to proceed at a pace which suits them individually. The Church prefers to call this the process and not a program.
Contact: Michelle Blatz, 920-849-9363