RCIA

A Journey of Faith for Adults

What is R.C.I.A.?

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

The RCIA is a process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic Church. These can be unbaptized persons, those who have been baptized in another faith tradition, those who have be baptized as Catholic but have not received either First Communion or Confirmation. Men and women may enter the program at any time throughout the year. Upon completion of the catechetical classes involved the Candidates will receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

Contact:

Mark Restaino
Director of Youth Ministry & RCIA Coordinator
mrestaino@sjnstcharles.org
630-377-2797 ext. 107

Sr. Carol Stevens
Director of Music & RCIA Coordinator
cstevens@sjnstcharles.org
630-377-2797 ext 10

Discipleship Groups

Jesus, the master at evangelization, modeled for us a very specific method for forming disciples. Though His mission was universal, to reach the entire world, He chose to work closely to form an inner circle of twelve through whom He would accomplish that mission. Within that group, he worked even more closely with three. We should be inspired and compelled by this methodology.

Discipleship groups, each led by a group leader, meet regularly in our parishioner’s homes, to study God’s Word and grow closer to Christ and the Church he founded. These are active, dynamic groups, whose members may find they too are called to accompany other disciples.

For more information, contact Therese Stahl (tstahl@sjnstcharles.org or 630-377-2803).

Alpha

Do you have lots of questions but are short on answers? Then Alpha is for you!

If Church isn’t really your thing, but you know there is more to life, Alpha offers the answer!

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. Alpha is a safe place to explore life’s biggest questions – like questions of life, faith, and meaning.

A night of Alpha is simply dinner, a video, and a discussion.

Have you already attended an Alpha Series? We ask that you not repeat your “attendee” role. We encourage you to discern and move into what might be the next phase of your journey with Christ and the Church.  If you feel you are ready to embrace the role as a committed disciple of Jesus, we encourage you to sign up to assist in the Alpha ministry.

Intercessory Prayer

Underlying the Ignite campaign is a parish-based intercessory prayer group, praying for our parishioners and for the success of the campaign – creating missionary disciples at St. John Neumann. Any successful evangelizing initiative will only go as far as the intercessory prayer supporting takes it. Intercessory prayer is the flame lifting the hot air balloon off the ground.