The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (for those 17 years or older) is presented at St. Michael in English and in Spanish beginning after Labor Day and concluding at Pentecost, seven weeks after Easter.
Classes in English take place on Tuesday evenings in the Room 18 downstairs beginning at 7pm and concluding by 8:15pm. Classes begin Sept. 14th, 2021. This year we will broadcast RCIA on our Facebook Live page which you can connect directly to at our www.saintmichael.cc website. This is being made available to those who may work in the evening or not have transportation. Classes in Spanish take place on Sunday morning’s beginning at 7am. RCIA is for a variety of people including non-Catholics who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and becoming Catholic. RCIA also is for Catholics who have been baptized but may have never received the sacraments of Holy Communion and/or Confirmation.
If you are unsure in some way whether God is calling and reaching out to you, I would just encourage you to attend RCIA and allow the Holy Spirit to dwell within you, and see where your holy encounter with Jesus takes you. Deacon Ken Lampert coordinates the English classes and Indalecio Salazar coordinates the classes in Spanish. There is no cost to enroll in RCIA. There are a few items you may need to purchase for the English class including the New Catholic Answer Bible by Fireside Publishing, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and a three-ringed binder to place the handouts of the topics covered weekly you will receive. The Catholic Bible and Catechism are available for purchase in the St. Michael Gift Shop located downstairs which is open after the Saturday and Sunday weekly Masses. You can also purchase these thru amazon.com. Catholics who have received all the Sacraments of Initiation including Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation who may have been away from the Church for a while and would like a refresher on the Catholic faith, are always welcome to attend the RCIA class or to watch through Facebook Live
For more information, please contact: For English: Deacon Ken Lampert E-mail Deacon Ken or text at 404-664-3178. For Spanish: Indalecio Salazar 770-744- 6372.
Walking with Purpose Bible Study
Spiritual Direction is an ancient Christian ministry, tracing its roots to the desert fathers and mothers. A Spiritual Director is not a therapist but is someone who will listen with you and may be able to offer reflections about your relationship with God, understanding of God, or how the Holy Spirit may be working in your life. A spiritual director’s primary function is to help another grow in relationship with God by listening, offering, and trusting the direction of the Holy Spirit. To schedule a meeting, contact Suzie Hawkins at email@example.com
St. Michael Gift Shop
One of our hidden blessed gems here at St. Michael is our Gift Shop located downstairs. It is open after the Saturday and Sunday Masses. If you need a new Catholic Bible, rosary, scapular, medals of your favorite Saints, Catholic Catechism, prayer books, or DVD’s, you’ll find it in our Gift Shop. It is staffed by volunteers so if you would like to help out after the Mass you regularly attend, and have an extra 20 minutes while the traffic dies down outside, why not volunteer? Contact Beth Andert to volunteer or ask any questions E-mail Beth
St. Joseph’s Men’s Bible Study
Come join us on Wednesday mornings between 11am and Noon in the Library/Conference Room here at St. Michael to study the Scripture readings for the Mass the coming weekend. We use “At Home With the Word” which is only $10 for an entire year of Bible study and reflections. Many of the men stay for the Noon Mass afterwards. For more information, call Thad McCormack at 770- 530-1585, or just show up!