Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
For Adults (about 18 and older), the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the usual process of welcoming new members into the Roman Catholic faith. Those who are unbaptized, baptized in another Christian denomination, or Catholics who have not participated in the sacraments beyond Baptism come together with members of the St. Ignatius community to hear Scripture, reflect on its meaning for their lives, and study the teachings of the Catholic Church. After prayer and discernment, the whole community celebrates Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil with those who are called to follow Jesus in the Roman Catholic tradition. For Youth (7 - about 18 yrs.), the Rite of Christian Initiation provides a process for welcoming youth into the Roman Catholic faith. Like their adult counterparts, youth also hear the Scriptures and study the teachings of the Catholic Church with peers and then celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
RCIA REGISTRATION FORM Call the office if interested! 503-777-1491.
For Infants & Children (newborn through 7 yrs.), Baptism is celebrated at the regular Sunday liturgies on several designated Sundays during the year. To prepare for this Sacrament, parents and godparents must register with the parish and attend classes on the meaning and ritual of Baptism. Call the parish office for a packet at 503-777-1491. REGISTRATION FORM & GODPARENT FORMS REQUIRED!
NOTE: Just one Mass per weekend will include Baptisms, this is decided with Deacon Dan Wagner along with the parents, which Mass is best for all involved.
Next Baptism weekends are:
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated every other year in our Parish.
You may sign up now for Confirmation in 2014, classes will begin in Fall. Keep checking for a class schedule to be posted soon! REGISTRATION FORM
First Eucharist and Reconciliation
Preparation to receive Reconciliation (Penance or Confession) for the first time is offered to those who are beginning at least the second grade. Children's classes are held once a week between September and November. Opportunities for family involvement are provided during the preparation period. Call the office at 503-777-1491 for information.
Preparation to receive Eucharist for the first time is offered to those who are at least beginning the second grade. The classes for children are held once a week between January and May. Opportunities for family involvement are provided throughout the period of preparation. Starting in January- Parent and children's classes begin for those who will make their First Eucharist this spring. Call for more information at 503-777-1491.