Despite COVID-19, God has clearly been at work here at our parish. We have many individuals who have responded to a call that God has placed on their heart to draw them closer to Himself and His Church.
Beginning in the Fall of 2020, Fr. Tim, Dcn. Kevin and Fr. Marcus have journeyed with 15 individuals as they entered the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The RCIA is a formation program that has existed in various forms since the early Church for those preparing to enter the Catholic Church.
Normally, outside of COVID-19 and the various restrictions, we would have had more opportunities to introduce those making their way through the RCIA to the parish at large. We have been encouraging you to pray for these individuals, and we wanted to give you some names and faces.
They fall into four categories:
Of the 15 individuals, most belong to our parish, however we have a few who belong to neighbouring parishes, but their own parishes do not have a RCIA program this year.
Jay - Was Baptized, Confirmed and received first Holy Communion on March 4th, 2021. Jay was called to begin service in the military, and could not be present for the Easter vigil, so he received the sacraments earlier. He is currently engaged to Louisa (one of our Candidates). She received confirmation that same night.
Jay being baptized by Fr. Tim.
Fr. Tim, Jay, Louisa and Fr. Marcus.
Paul - Goes to St. John the Apostle Parish.
Sulan - Goes to St. John the Apostle Parish.
Albert - Goes to St. John the Apostle Parish.
Kaelynne - Age: 27 From: Ontario. She has lived in Ottawa with her husband for 4 years and they consider this their home.
Kaelynne and her husband.
Sam - Age: 19 From: Cornwall, Ontario. He is an ex-non-denominational Christian, and goes to St. John the Apostle Parish.
Louisa - Was Confirmed on March 4th, 2021. Jay, her fiancé was called to begin service in the military, and since he could not be present at the Easter vigil, they both received the sacraments earlier.
Louisa being confirmed by Fr. Tim