RCIA & Adult Faith Enrichment Programs
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The RCIA program at Saint Paul welcomes all who wish to inquire about the Catholic faith and those who choose to become full members of the Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective teen or adult converts to Catholicism. The journey reaches its climax at the Easter Vigil, where the candidates become fully initiated into the Catholic. This is a ministry of the whole parish comprised of volunteers as sponsors, facilitators and catechists. The RCIA program meets every Tuesday evening 6:30 to 8:00 in Room 2 in the Family Life Center. If you are interested in learning to become a Catholic let us know by contacting the parish office at 252-638-1984 or call Marcie. If you are willing to work on the team or want more information contact the church office 252-638-1984.
Adult Faith Enrichment Programs and Scripture Study
During the year, various adult education programs will be offered. The topics, format, calendar days, and registration details will be announced in the Parish bulletin. These programs cover such topics as: Prayer and Spirituality, The Sacraments, Catholic Identity in the New Millennium, Understanding Liturgical Practices, Study of the Holy Trinity, Living as Jesus Did, Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life, and a study and prayerful reflection on the Bible.
Scripture study is offered at various times and in various ways at Saint Paul to provide opportunities for all to read, pray and reflect on the Scriptures. For further information, contact the church office to make an appointment with a priest. Their administrative assistant is, DeLesa Conway at 252-638-1984.
Declaration of Nullity for Failed Marriages
A number of our parishioners assist the Tribunal of the Diocese of Raleigh in helping people through the annulment process. The Diocese of Raleigh makes special efforts to help reconcile divorced Catholics and help them return to full communion with the Catholic Church. For further information, please contact the Tribunal at the Diocese of Raleigh at 919-821-9700, www.dioceseofraleigh.org.
Faith Connection is an ecumenical and inter-religious group committed to peace, unity, and service to the local community. It is comprised of eighteen member churches, to include the local Jewish community. In our gathering, we profess God's love and our oneness in promoting peace and justice. We advocate for programs that particularly benefit those in need. Presently, we assist other churches and agencies in providing meals to the RCS shelter, we advocate for those in danger of foreclosure through our "Friends for Peace" initiative, we sponsor an Annual Stop Hunger Now Drive at one of our member churches, and have established a local community garden to assist those without resources to live with dignity. For more information call parish office : 252-638-1984.