Revised religious ed curriculum approved


Beginning with Grades 1 and 2 this fall, Catholic schools in most of English-speaking Canada will have a new bishop-approved program available for religious education. The Growing in Faith Growing in Christ series will eventually cover Grades 1 through 8, replacing the Born of the Spirit books last updated in 1996 by the publication service of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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RCIA: Getting Back to Our Roots


On February 22, 2015, the First Sunday in Lent, Bishop Bergie welcomed those journeying through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Catechumens and candidates, along with their catechists and sponsors, came together for the first time as a diocesan Church. Many now have a […]

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested unbaptized adults and older children (catechumens) are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith, way of life, and become members of the Catholic Church. The process is a blend of instruction and formation that progresses through gradual stages as it unfolds the Church’s rites, symbols, and biblical and liturgical […]

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