My Lord and my God,
You have formed my inmost being,
and you have made plans
to give me a future full of hope.
Grant me the grace to desire you
with a whole heart,
so that in desiring you
I may seek and find you;
and so finding you,
may love you.
Form and guide me
to trust you
and be your witness
to all the world.
Becoming Catholic (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process designed for those who are considering joining the Catholic Church by celebrating the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. The process welcomes adults who have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition, as well as adult Catholics who wish to be confirmed.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Each year people are welcomed into the church at St. John of the Cross Parish through the RCIA process. The RCIA is an engaging, dynamic, respectful, challenging and – ENJOYABLE journey. Fr. Filbert Ngwila and his RCIA team graciously host the RCIA on Tuesday evenings during the school year. If you would like to learn more about how you can become Catholic please contact Fr. Filbert Ngwila at 708-246-4404 x120.
Adult Confirmation Preparation
Have you been baptized and received your first Holy Communion in the Catholic tradition, but never received the Sacrament of Confirmation? If you are interested in being confirmed this year, please set-up an appointment with Fr. Filbert to discuss this process.