Deacon Joseph Parlapiano prepares parents seeking Baptism for their child. This preparation consists of an explanation of the history of the sacrament, the meaning and symbols used in Baptism, and the definition of discipleship in today's world to help parents raise their children as Catholics.
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation
RCIA is a Rite of the Catholic Church to initiate non-Catholics into the Catholic Christian community. Those Catholics who have not received Confirmation or Eucharist are also part of the RCIA process.
Individuals preparing for the sacrament gather periodically to deepen their own faith experience and to learn how the Christian community preaches and lives the Good News of Jesus Christ. Catechists, sponsors and members of the parish staff are all vital team participants.