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   The Stages in the
   Rite of Christian Initiation Process

   Inquiry: I have been called to consider this faith community.

   Catechumenate: I am received into the period of preparation.

                                             Purification: I examine my life and come to understand my failings.

                                             Enlightenment: I have been called and initiated. "Thank you, Lord."

                                             Mystagogia:  I will never learn enough about my God and my Church.

The next period of Inquiry will be September 10, 17 and 24 in the Pastoral Center of St. Patrick's and St. Anthonys. 
The Pastoral Center is located behind St. Patrick's Church on S. Massey St.  
Sessions begin at 7:00 pm.
Walk-ins are welcome. Actual classes in preparation for the reception of
the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) will begin in the fall of 2014..

The parishes will sponsor a separate formation program for adults who are already baptized and have made first communion
but were never confirmed.  An information session about that process is January 22, 2015 in St. Patrick's Church at 7:00 pm..