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RCIA

The RCIA is a process whereby a person enters the Catholic Church.

You have perhaps heard and seen the acronym R C I A. It stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. 

The RCIA is for -- 
⇒ Persons who have never been baptized 
⇒ Persons who were baptized in another Christian tradition and are now interested in the Catholic tradition 
⇒ Person who were baptized in the Catholic tradition but were not raised Catholic

For more information interested persons may call Deacon Larry Day at the Parish Office 825-0618 or email at lday@corpuschristicommunity.org


R.C.I.A. Candidates...

July 2015...
As we head into a summer full of heat… and relaxation… and RAIN, let me put a plug in your ear concerning next year’s RCIA Program. We are often told as a staff of the RCIA Program by the people who come, that they often make that decision to come to the first meeting based on the encouragement of one person. Sometimes that person is a spouse or another member of the family, but much of the time, that person is a friend or somebody who sits next to them as they sit in church.

 

Now is the time to reach out and encourage another to consider being a candidate in the RCIA Program. I will be in all summer to answer any questions that anybody may have. Just ask anybody who may be interested, or may simply be curious, to call me at the Parish Office at their convenience… 825-0618.  Thanks! 

Deacon Larry

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Saint of the Day
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 Peter Claver: A native of Spain, young Jesuit Peter Claver left his homeland forever in 1610 to be a missionary in the colonies of the New World. He sailed into Cartagena (now in Colombia), a rich port city washed by the Caribbean. He was ordained there in 1615. <p>By this time the slave trade had been established in the Americas for nearly 100 years, and Cartagena was a chief center for it. Ten thousand slaves poured into the port each year after crossing the Atlantic from West Africa under conditions so foul and inhuman that an estimated one-third of the passengers died in transit. Although the practice of slave-trading was condemned by Pope Paul III and later labeled 'supreme villainy' by Pius IX, it continued to flourish. </p><p>Peter Claver's predecessor, Jesuit Father Alfonso de Sandoval, had devoted himself to the service of the slaves for 40 years before Claver arrived to continue his work, declaring himself 'the slave of the Negroes forever.' </p><p>As soon as a slave ship entered the port, Peter Claver moved into its infested hold to minister to the ill-treated and exhausted passengers. After the slaves were herded out of the ship like chained animals and shut up in nearby yards to be gazed at by the crowds, Claver plunged in among them with medicines, food, bread, brandy, lemons and tobacco. With the help of interpreters he gave basic instructions and assured his brothers and sisters of their human dignity and God's saving love. During the 40 years of his ministry, Claver instructed and baptized an estimated 300,000 slaves. </p><p>His apostolate extended beyond his care for slaves. He became a moral force, indeed, the apostle of Cartagena. He preached in the city square, gave missions to sailors and traders as well as country missions, during which he avoided, when possible, the hospitality of the planters and owners and lodged in the slave quarters instead. </p><p>After four years of sickness which forced the saint to remain inactive and largely neglected, he died on September 8, 1654. The city magistrates, who had previously frowned at his solicitude for the black outcasts, ordered that he should be buried at public expense and with great pomp. </p><p>He was canonized in 1888, and Pope Leo XIII declared him the worldwide patron of missionary work among black slaves.</p>
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