“Emmaus- Becoming Catholic” is the Church of Saint Mary program for adults to prepare to join the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. “Emmaus- Becoming Catholic” is a perfect fit for people in three different stages of their faith journey:
Those who want to become Catholic. Emmaus sessions include all of the content, discernment, and liturgical rites for you to enter the church. Emmaus includes the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, what we used to call RCIA.
Those who are rooted in the Catholic faith and joyful in devotion. If the Holy Spirit has ever nudged you to accompany someone else who is beginning or returning to relationship with God, this is it. I need you at Emmaus!
Those who need a refresher on the basics of Catholicism to grow deeper or who wish to return after time away. Emmaus is a safe place to begin again, to ask questions, and to renew your conviction.
“Emmaus- Becoming Catholic” is held on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 until 8:30, in the St. Joseph Parish Hall. Childcare and lessons is provided for children twelve and under.
I hope you will join me on this journey to encounter God’s love through fellowship, learning, and prayer! Please register for “Emmaus- Becoming Catholic” below.
9/7/23 The Journey of Faith: Trinity, Faith, & the God Who Is Love https://vimeo.com/288576900
9/14/23 Divine Revelation: God Seeking Us & The Compass for Our Lives
9/21/23 The Bible: God’s Love Letter to Humanity
9/28/23 The Story of Salvation: Creation, Fall, & Redemption
10/5/23 Who is Jesus?: Just a Good Man or Lord of Our Lives?
10/26/23 The Paschal Mystery: The Mystery of Jesus’ Death & Resurrection
11/2/23 Why do I need the Church?: The Mystery of the Catholic Church
11/9/23 Mary & the Saints: Our Spiritual Mother & the Communion of Saints
11/16/23 The Holy Spirit & the Life of Grace: God’s Divine Life Within Us
11/30/23 Advent by Candlelight
12/7/23 Emmaus Catch Up & Advent Lesson
12/10/23 Rite of Acceptance
12/14/23 Walk Through the Mass: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy
1/4/24 The Last Things: What Happens After We Die?
1/11/24 The Sacraments: Baptism & Confirmation
1/18/24 The Eucharist: Source & Summit of Christian Life
1/25/24 Penance & Anointing of the Sick: God’s Mercy Revealed
2/1/24 Matrimony & Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service & Communion
2/22/24 A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace, & the Path to Happiness
3/30/24 Easter Vigil
4/11/24 Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love
4/18/24 Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response
Register for Emmaus- Becoming Catholic