RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process of welcoming and forming adults to enter the Catholic Church. Sessions begin in October and are open to anyone who would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith and explore the journey towards initiation into the Church. St. Peter’s is ready to welcome all who are seeking, and no prior knowledge or background is necessary. With God’s guidance, we take this journey together. For more information or to register call the office at 301-334-2202.
A Family of Faith follows a four-year cycle: one pillar of the Catechism is covered per year from September through May. Parents are given a detailed picture of authentic and vibrant Catholic family life, the tools to implement this life in their home, and age-appropriate readings, games, crafts, and other activities to help them deepen among their children a love for Christ and His Church.
Each year is self-contained, and so families may join at any time in the cycle. After four years, families will have been guided through the entirety of the Catechism and will have developed a broad understanding of the Church's teachings. Families then cycle through the program again in order to deepen their knowledge and develop the habits needed for life-long spiritual growth.
(from the Sophia Institute for Teachers)
YEAR 1: THE CREED YEAR 3: LIFE IN CHRIST
YEAR 2: THE SACRAMENTS YEAR 4: CHRISTIAN PRAYER
To help us bring faith alive in our homes, Joe Paprocki of Loyola Press has created these awesome one-minute Pop-Up Catechesis videos that give suggestions on everything from Praying at Mealtime to May Crowning at Home.
Click here (or on the picture to the left) to view these short segments which he will post Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the foreseeable future.
This Fall of 2021, St. Peter’s Parish presents
FORMED.ORG -- THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT. ALL IN ONE PLACE.
We are excited to announce that St. Peter’s has subscribed to the dynamic online platform FORMED. Enjoy unlimited access to the best Catholic audio talks, movies, eBooks, and online studies from trusted sources like the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, The St. Paul Center, and more.
To sign up...
Go to formed.org/signup
Search for our Parish by entering the Parish name, city, and/or zip code
Register with your name and email address
Check your email for a link to begin using FORMED