2015 Mass Intentions - Since the earliest days, Holy Mass has been
offered for the dead. Our prayers, but especially Holy Mass, assist those
who have passed on to attain heaven. Also since its earliest days, the
Church has offered Mass for the intentions of the living, especially the
sick. Many of you ask for Masses to be said regularly for deceased loved
ones. Some ask that these Masses be offered on specific dates, and we
do our best to accommodate your requests. We are now accepting Mass
requests for the calendar year 2015. Your special requests will be
honored to the extent possible, but we ask your patience and
understanding. So that we can accommodate as many families as
possible, we ask that requests of multiple Masses be limited to twelve per
year. Since scheduling begins in late October, it is important that
requests be received by October 15, 2014. If you would like to be
informed of the dates and times of your scheduled requests please
include a self-addressed stamped envelope, a phone number or email
address so that we can contact you. Thank you and God bless you.
INVITE SOMEONE TO BE CATHOLIC
Perhaps you know someone who is “seeking” a relationship with God.
Why not ask them if they would consider joining the Catholic Church?
Invite them to attend RCIA sessions to learn more about the Catholic
WHAT IS THE RCIA? RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a pr
ocess (often called a “journey of faith”) aimed at welcoming others into our
Catholic family through reflection on the experiences of their lives, the mes
sages of sacred Scripture, and the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic
WHO TAKES THIS “FAITH JOURNEY?
A. An unbaptized person interested in learning about the Catholic faith
B. Catholics, who, though baptized, are not catechized and/or did not
complete their sacraments of initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation)
C. Persons baptized in another Christian faith who seek to make a
profession of faith in the Catholic tradition and be accepted into full
communion of the Catholic Church.
WHAT IF I AM NOT SURE I WANT TO BECOME CATHOLIC BUT WANT
TO LEARN ABOUT CATHOLIC TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES?
The RCIA journey respects each participant’s faith experience and their
individual faith development timetable. Those “inquiring” into the Catholic
faith meet with other inquirers, faith community members, and RICA team
members, at informal sessions. Friends and family members are welcome
to attend also. For more information, contact Pat Walker at 654-8504
|The Parish, founded in 1869, is located in the “Forty-Acres” sections of Wilmington on the
square block at Gilpin Avenue and Union Street.