St. Mary's Parish
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- 600 Avenue B Sterling, IL 61081 -- Call 815-625-0640 -- Rev. James Keenan- Pastor


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) team is made up of adult parishioners who are interested in assisting with the preparation of individuals seeking conversion to the Roman Catholic Faith or for adult baptized Catholics who need to complete their initiation in the Church by receiving the sacraments of Eucharist (Holy communion) and Confirmation.

For the team members, the preparation process begins in August with interested candidates studying the different facets of the Catholic Church.  The Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist Sacraments are then celebrated at the Easter Vigil Liturgy.  *For the actual sacrament requirements for RCIA candidates, see the specific listing under SACRAMENTS.

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