Adult Education



Bible Study
Walking Toward Eternity
the next 8-week Bible Study narrated by Jeff Cavins,
begins Monday January 8th
at St. Joseph the Worker Parish,
7:00 PM—9:00 PM.
The presentation is an adult faith-formation program that seeks to help people hear God’s Word to them in the prayerful reading of Scripture and to apply it, one step at a time, to real situations.
Sessions will include:
Hearing the Voice of God,
Walking in Love,
Walking in Forgiveness,
Walking in Humility,
Walking in Prayerfulness,
Walking in Faithfulness,
Walking in Sacrifice
and Walking in Thankfulness.
Please join us for another adventure in Bible Study. Cost is $10.00 per person. Registration forms will available at all churches in December.
Call Chuck Mazzei at 724-202-7842
for more information.



♦ Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
♦ Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and
♦ Is not baptized?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story
in a warm, accepting setting.
For information please contact Lauren DeFelice
at 724-652-3422.
We kicked off the new group on September 7, 2017
at 7:00 PM in the Marian Room (basement) at  
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.


  Stages of Initiation
  The Pre-Catechumenate
The RCIA officially begins when a person calls the parish office and says something like, “I want to be baptized,” or, “I’d like to know more about the Catholic Church.” When such a person begins the process of initiation, she or he is in the first stage or period also known as inquiry.
  Period of the Catechumenate
This second stage of the initiation process is the extended period of time when those to be initiated receive their more formal training
in the Christian way of life.
  Period of Purification
This final period of preparation is one of intense, spiritual recollection that usually coincides with Lent. It is a period of purification and enlightenment. It is a time for reflection and prayer more than teaching.
  Period of Mystagogy
The process of initiation continues even after the Easter celebration, during the Eastertide period of mystagogia. When the new members of the church continue meeting and discussing what it means
to on mission for the church.




R.C.I.A. Journey Continues (Jan2018)