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Religious Education R.C.I.A. Special Programs
St. Ann's R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program is a welcoming and caring program to prepare non-Catholic adults to enter into full communion with the Church. Classes are conducted by a dedicated team of instructors on Thursday evenings and after the 10:00am Sunday Mass. The preparation program takes about a year for reception of the Sacraments of Initiation, followed by a brief introductory period for these new Catholics.
The RCIA process has several distinct stages:
Inquiry – the initial period before you decide to enter the Catholic Church. This stage is the questioning and learning about the Catholic Religion.
Catechumenate – are those who decide to enter the Church and are being trained for a life in Christ. Catechumen is an ancient name from the early Church. In this stage, there is the development of faith and the learning of the basic points about Catholic faith and life.
Purification and preparation – The RCIA team will help Catechumens to focus and intensify their faith as the Catechumens prepare to commit their lives to Christ and be received into the Church at Easter.
Initiation the culmination of the whole process! The Candidates are received into the Church during the Easter Vigil Mass, where they receive the sacraments of initiation: baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist.
Mystagogy – after reception into the Church at Easter, this period lets Catechumen reflect and learn more about the mysteries of the Mass and the Sacraments that they now will participate in fully
Mass Schedule
:: Regular Daily Mass ::
Mon, Wed, Fri.: Tues & Thurs 7:00 am
7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am
First Friday: 9:00 am
:: Regular Weekend Mass ::
Saturday:: 4:00 pm
Sunday:: 7:30 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 10:00 am
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Contact Info
Rectory Office Hours: Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Parish Office: [P] 908.725.1008
[F] 908.707.1915
Convent: [P] 908.725.2256
School: [P] 908-725-7787