Adult Education

RCIA / RCIC

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process for welcoming new members into the Roman Catholic Church.  Christian Initiation is a community journey that leads one to an opening of mind and spirit.  Guided by the Gospel and by the example of parishioners, newcomers (Inquirers) can find a place in the community of believers.  In turn, Inquirers and, later, Catechumens inspire the parishioners as each candidate proceeds in entering the Church community.

Christian Initiation is both a personal and communal journey for the newcomers in examining one’s relationship with God.  The enthusiastic and joyous response of candidates to the discovery of Christ in their lives sparks renewed faith in the lives of the present parishioners.  The resulting energy causes members to re-examine their own relationships with God.

St. James offers a religious education process called RCIA. Through RCIA, people learn about the Catholic Faith and prepare to become full members of our Catholic family. This process is also available for children and teens. Contact the parish office if you have questions or would like additional information or email rcia@stjameswv.org.

Please download the following files for RCIA:

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

RCIT provides information in a weekly setting to teens who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith with the hope they will become practicing members of the Church.  Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30am-10:45am.  Please contact Allie Enos at vcre@stjameswv.org  for more information.

Ongoing Education

As Catholic Christians, we believe in life-long learning.  The mysteries and richness of our faith call us to a deeper understanding through our active participation and willingness to learn.

We are blessed with an abundance of resources at St. James.  Our parish offers daily Mass, weekly Adoration and Holy Hour, in addition to weekly Masses to help us grow in holiness.  Our parish library has a large selection of books on our faith, the saints, prayer practices, marriage, parenting, and other topics of interest.  Each pew has a prayer brochure to encourage private prayer in the quiet of the day or before Mass.  We also offer the Apostle’s Guide, a free publication available at St. Zita’s Cupboard containing traditional Catholic prayers and information about the many ministries and activities available at St. James to help you grow in your faith.

RCIA Registration