RCIA

Becoming a Catholic Christian
 The process of becoming a Catholic is a journey of faith as ancient as the early  Christian communities.  By the end of the 2nd century, the community of Jesus' followers initiated new members through a single celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. In 1972, the Catholic Church restored the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) as the primary means of an adult becoming a full member of the Church. Here at St. Raymond's Parish, a series of meetings is held on Monday evenings (7:30pm - 9:30pm) beginning in October in the Rectory meeting room. These meetings are for the purpose of inquiry into the Catholic Faith for preparation for the reception of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. The process is designed for adults who are:

  • Non-Baptized

  • Baptized in another Christian Denomination

  • Baptized Catholic but never fully initiated through the reception of Eucharist and Confirmation.

 Faith is an abiding trust that life is a gift. To be a person of faith is to say "Thank You" with your life to a God who desires to have a relationship of unending love with us. The journey of Faith is a journey of the heart. If you, a relative or friend is drawn to take this journey,

please call the rectory for future information

at 593-5000.
 

email: StRayRcc@optonline.net

RECTORY: 516-593-5000 (Fax 516-887-0554) HOURS: Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm     Saturday 9:30 am-1:00 pm. 

PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY: 516-887-9197 (Fax 593-6278) HOURS Monday through Thursday 10:00 am - 2 :00 pm 

ST. RAYMOND SCHOOL: 516-593-9010  (Fax 526- 593-0986)

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE: 516-593-9075 (Fax 516-593-1156)