Confirmation class dates: Sunday October 9, November 20, January 15, and February 12 from 3:00-5:30pm. Ceremony: April 23 at 2:00pm
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA journey of faith is a four step process that provides adults the opportunity to encounter the Christian faith as it is understood and lived in the Roman Catholic Church. RCIA helps the candidate develop the spiritual, intellectual, and social aspects of each candidate’s life of faith in God. The process leads to the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, if the person is not already baptized, Eucharist, and Confirmation) for those candidates who freely choose to belong to the Catholic Church. RCIA also provides support for newly initiated members.
For more information call the parish office ator email RCIA@stceciliaparish.org
Marriage Enrichment Opportunities
For more information contact Deacon Ron and Mary Smith at
or by email DeaconRon.Ames@gmail.com
We welcome anyone wanting to join a session for grades Pre-K through 8th grade.
1st – 8th grade | 6:15-7:30 pm
PreK-5th grade | 4:30-5:45 pm
6th-8th grade | 7:15-8:30 pm
If you are interested in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, you can find more information here.
We are always accepting volunteers for the various programs we offer.
Contact Elizabeth Stone in the Faith Formation Office at Estone@stceciliaparish.orgor
Faith Formation Registration
Faith Formation Registration Instructions:
1. Log on or create a new account on My School Systems
2. Complete Registration Forms on My School Systems
1. Pay online– Bill will appear within 3 days of completion of registration
2. Pay by check – A paper invoice will be sent by mail
If you are new to the parish, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration log on information.
Catholic parents wishing to have a child baptized are required to attend baptismal preparation sessions prior to their celebration of the sacrament. Non-Catholic parents are encouraged to participate in these sessions with their Catholic spouse. Baptisms are scheduled monthly, either at a Sunday parish Mass (second Sunday of the month) or outside of Mass on Sunday afternoon (third Sunday of the month) . The schedule for Baptisms and for the preparation sessions are announced periodically in the bulletin. For more information contact the parish office at 515-233-3092.
Children and youth over the age of seven prepare to celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist in a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults with Adaptations for Children. See Faith Formation – Adults – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Adults seeking to join the Catholic Church prepare to celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist in a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). See Faith Formation – Adults – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Adult Catholics, age 17 or older, who have never celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation
are invited to participate in a 7-week preparation series leading to the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation.
This process helps the candidates for confirmation to strengthen their relationship with Christ through prayer and study.
The 7-week series is offered several times during the year. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated at the conclusion of the 7-week process.
For more information contact the parish office at 515-233-3092 or AdultConfirmation@stceciliaparish.org
Communal Celebrations of this sacrament are scheduled at various times with dates and times published in the bulletin.