How do I begin?
Call the Director of RCIA - Rosie Rundell at 785-565-5000. She can answer any questions.
What is involved?
For a period of about a school year, those who want to find out more about the Catholic faith meet every Thursday evening at 7PM. We meet collaboratively with St. Thomas More parish throughout the year. The meetings include prayer, a presentation, small group discussion, questions and answers and lots of hospitality. Childcare is provided.
In December, we also meet on Sunday mornings for “Breaking Open the Word.” We attend the 10AM Mass and then are dismissed by the presider after the homily to discuss and relate the readings of the day and the homily to our lives and our relationship with Jesus.
Throughout the year, there are special celebrations marking your faith journey. You make the decision as to whether you are being called to the Catholic faith. Discernment is a major component in this process.At no time are you "expected" to join the Church but know that you are welcome at Seven Dolors regardless.
Who are the presenters?
We use a variety of teachers. The pastors of both parishes teach at least one of the sessions. We also have laypeople who have been formed in the teachings of the Church who also a qualified to teach. We use a variety of resources including Catholic Update, Journey of Faith, Apprenticing, material from the Association of Catechetical Ministry and Foundations in Faith also years of experience with the RCIA team and presenters.