Adult Faith Formation
Most adults are capable of a free and informed response of faith to God’s initiative of love. They “have a right and a duty to bring to maturity the seed of faith sown in them by God.” (General Directory for Catechesis # 173) They have experienced the joys and challenges of life and have the capacity to question the truth and meaning of life. National Directory for Catechesis
St. Sylvester Parish offers a variety of opportunities for adult catechesis.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
For adults who would like to become Catholic, or for adults who for whatever reason did not complete the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist/Holy Communion).
- Invites and enables adults “to acquire an attitude of conversion to the Lord.” (International Council for Catechesis, USCCB, 1992 #36)
- Helps adults to make a “conscious and firm decision to live the gift and choice of faith through membership in the Christian Community.”(Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community, # 37)
- Helps adults to become “more willing and able to be a Christian disciple in the world.”(Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community, # 38)
Please contact the Faith Formation Office at 631-475-4506.
For adults who would like to prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please call the Faith Formation Office at 631-475-4506 x:107