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 Wednesday evenings in Room 18 downstairs beginning at 7pm and concluding by 8:15pm. Classes begin Sept. 11th, 2019.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Thursday mornings between 8am and 9am in the Social Hall 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 9am Mass afterwards. For more information, call Thad McCormack at 770-530-1585.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha is about Jesus, drawing closer to Him and pointing and guiding others to Him. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. Alpha runs all around the world in cafés, churches, universities, homes, bars—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they have three key things in common: food, a talk, and good conversation. There is no cost for
attending Alpha Like more information? Especially when the next Alpha will begin? Contact Jami & Dave Dittmeier E-mail the Alpha Contacts