The pursuit of a relationship with Jesus is a life-long work of grace and perseverance. Here at St. Jane Frances, adults are encouraged to seek the companionship of parish friends who follow Christ through the life of his universal Church and often pursue these timeless practices:
- Frequent reception of the sacraments
- Daily readings
- The rosary
- Continuing education
- Spiritual reading
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA stands for the RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (Arch. of Baltimore), and it is the process through which adults join or complete their initiation into the Catholic Church.
FREE eBook! The Faith Of Our Fathers
Ever wanted to know more about Catholicism or had difficulty explaining your Catholic faith to family and friends? The Faith of Our Fathers: A Plain Exposition and Vindication of the Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ is a book first published in 1876 by James Cardinal Gibbons, former Archbishop of Baltimore. With over 118 printings, it is perhaps the most successful book for explaining the basic tenets of the Catholic faith and why we hold them. It delves into the historical background of virtually everything people find hard to understand about Catholicism, such as priestly celibacy, sacred images, the Church and the Bible, the primacy of Peter, Communion under one kind, invocation of the saints, etc. Written for mixed Protestant and Catholic congregations in North Carolina and Virginia, it is accommodating to people of all faiths. The Faith of Our Fathers will confirm one’s faith in the truth of the Catholic Church like no other and will educate the reader to answer the questions so often posed by skeptics and unbelievers. The best thing is, it is readliy available for FREE via the internet. Download your free copy at one of the sources below!
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