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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults)

St. Raymond Parish is a wonderful faith community with a strong tradition of warmth, inclusiveness, and outreach to those who are hurting.  We find strength, love and support in this parish and we invite others who might be searching for a faith community to consider joining us.  The RCIA is designed for women and men who have never been baptized or who were baptized in another Christian denomination and are considering becoming Catholic.  It is also appropriate for baptized Catholics who have received little formal religious education and have not received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation.

The RCIA is a formation process for adult women and men to explore the Catholic faith in a community of believers, and if they so choose, to be initiated into this faith community.  Each person’s quest for God is unique, and we are most respectful of each one’s particular journey.  Throughout the process the candidates are mentored and supported by some wonderful St. Raymond parishioners, who form the “RCIA Team.”

We meet weekly on Monday evenings beginning in September and end 5 weeks after Easter.  We reflect upon the Scripture readings for the following Sunday and engage in faith-sharing.  We also study the Church’s teachings and we pray together.  Additionally, we are involved in the parish liturgies during Advent and Lent.  We take advantage of particular opportunities to be involved in the life of the parish.  During this time the group develops a marvelous sense of belonging and an awareness of God’s active presence in their lives.  Each year the candidates are received into the church at the Easter Vigil.

 

Contact: Deacon David Babcazk

847-253-8600 x151 / D.Babczak@st-raymond.org

Upcoming Events

 

Communal Prayer of the Rosary with Scripture

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Thu Oct 06, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - All are welcome to this Communal Prayer of the Rosary with Scripture


Bethlehem Art Fair

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Sat Oct 08, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm -


Bethlehem Art Fair

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Sun Oct 09, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Oct 09, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Youth Ministry - Life Teen session

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Sun Oct 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm -


MOSR; Aging with Grace

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Sat Oct 22, 9:00 am - 11:00 am -


Monster Mash Fall Festival

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Sat Oct 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Oct 23, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


MOSR; Rush Creek tour

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Sat Nov 05, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm -


WOSR Mass for our deceased

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Sun Nov 06, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for mass and lunch following to remember our passed WOSR.


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Nov 06, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Nov 13, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Finding God in Popular Music

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Sun Nov 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -


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Sun Nov 27, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Advent Taize Prayer Service

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Thu Dec 01, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Dec 04, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR Christmas celebration at Manzos

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Tue Dec 06, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Join us for our Christmas celebration at Manzos!


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Dec 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Advent Communal Reconciliation Service

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Mon Dec 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Jan 08, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Jan 08, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Jan 22, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Feb 05, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR speaker night

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Tue Feb 07, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Join us for Speaker: Lynne Rymarz/Julia Child in the community room at 7pm. Light snacks, 50/50 raffle and winners of...


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Feb 12, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Feb 26, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Mar 05, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


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Sun Mar 12, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


WOSR bingo night

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Tue Mar 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Join us for bingo in the community room at 7pm. Light snacks, 50/50 raffle and winners of Bingo!


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Sun Mar 26, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Apr 02, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR Soup Luncheon/Fashion show

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Tue Apr 11, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for lunch and a fashion show.


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Apr 16, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


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Sun Apr 30, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


WOSR Sanfilippo Estate tour

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Tue May 02, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for an estate tour of Sanfilippo Estate. More info upcoming.


WOSR Lake Geneva lunch/tour

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Wed Jun 07, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for a Lake Geneva lunch/tour. More info upcoming.