Here at St. Michael Parish, the PPC is a group of 12 elected lay persons, the Pastor, some staff members, and appointed delegates for our Parish Council.
Please consider nominating a member of our parish (or yourself) who you belive has the faith, the listening skills and the ability to give wise counsel to the pastor.
Click here for a nomination form and more details
Normination formsdropped off, mailed in or emailed.
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Welcome to the Saint Michael Parish Family! Please take a moment to complete and return the parish census
form as early as possible, making sure to list all the members of your family who will be joining the Parish. The information from the parish census
helps us to better serve the Communication, Spiritual and Ministry needs of our parishioners. If you need assistance, please call our Parish office at (978) 686-4050 and we will be glad to assist you.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) / Christ-Seekers
An Overview of the RCIA
Parishes welcome new members into the Catholic Church through a process of education, faith sharing, and rituals known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process includes several stages marked by prayer, study, and discussion. Included in the process are several Rites, which take place within the context of the Mass. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) describes the RCIA as a process in which participants "undergo . . . conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments . . . The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism."
The RCIA is structured over a series of ceremonial steps and periods of learning, and the timing of these may vary for each individual. One may take as much time as he or she needs in the initiation process before becoming ready for full initiation through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. Initiation within the Church is a journey of conversion that is gradual and ongoing and suited to individual needs. It is a process rather than an educational program and this process takes place within the community of the faithful, the local Church.
For adults either
- (a) non-baptized;
- (b) baptized in another Faith; or
- (c) baptized Catholics who received no formal religious training and never received Eucharist or Confirmation and who are interested in becoming Catholic or are seeking fully communion with the Catholic Church.
Please contact the Pastoral Center at (978) 686-4050 for more information.
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