Each fall, depending upon the needs of adults, Our Lady of the Mountains parish offers a program of education and faith formation. If a sufficient number of people are interested in learning more or are interested in joining the Catholic faith, the parish offers a once-a-week program on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM In the absence of enough people to hold a formal program, we try to offer various adult faith classes on topics ranging from the Eucharist, Reconciliation to the other Sacraments and church history.
The formal program of entry into the Catholic Church for adults is called RCIA. These letters stand for The Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults. This is a easy-to-follow program that has been approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It features a variety of teaching and learning formats. The agenda allows people of no faith or people from other faiths the opportunity to study and learn more about the Church and its practices. For those who decide to do so, entry into the Church happens at the following Easter Vigil. Quite often, people who are already Catholics take the RCIA program to review the fundamentals of our faith practice and journey.
RCIA is a 4 stage process for adults seeking a greater understanding of Jesus Christ and reception into His Catholic Church. This is for both the Baptized and Unbaptized who desire to know God more deeply and love Him more dearly.
Please contact our Director of RCIA, Nancy Lang if you are interested in learning more.