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Rites represent the liturgical ceremonies celebrated in the presence of a worshipping assembly.


How Do I Become Catholic?

Adult Entrance into the Catholic Church takes place through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The program involves instruction on practices and beliefs of the Church and the application of the Catholic faith in today's world. 

For adults, the usual way to become a member of the Catholic Church is through The Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults (RCIA).

The RCIA is a gradual process of education and formation. Whether unbaptized or baptized in another Christian denomination,

the RCIA program helps adults to grow in their relationship with God.

Sessions focus both on teachings and practices of the Catholic faith, as well as, the value and application of faith in our daily lives.

This journey will take you through the various phases of discerning your call to become a Catholic and the living of that faith.

Each person desiring to become a Catholic is accompanied by a sponsor. The sponsor may be chosen by the individual or provided by the parish. The sponsors offer support and guidance throughout the RCIA process and are encouraged to attend the weekly sessions.

The first step of your journey is to contact Msgr. Ralph Chieffo or Deacon Peter Zurbach


With Our Deepest Sympathy

The parish clergy, the pastoral staff and the parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen Parish offer our prayerful support especially

at this time of your loss. We want you to know that we are willing to be of support during the time ahead.

We are also aware that we cannot remove your pain, but we hope to be able to assist you in whatever way

possible as you look to find God's loving presence even in the midst of suffering.

In addition to the parish clergy and pastoral staff, there is a bereavement group

within the parish which also may be of help to you.

Please call our pastor or the parish office at 610.566.8821 for assistance.

Bereavement Group:  John Donohue 

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