Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Each fall our RCIA journey begins for those desiring to become members of the Catholic Church, a journey which only ends when we are with Jesus for all eternity.
Our RCIA Program is, also, open to adult, baptized Catholics who were not properly catechized, who desire to receive a Sacrament such as Confirmation, First Confession, First Holy Communion, or who wish to have their marriage blessed. In addition, we encourage the participation of adult, baptized Catholics who desire to learn more about their Faith.
Participation in the RCIA Program does not obligate anyone to become a member of the Catholic Church. It is our belief that to become a member of the Catholic Church one must first understand the basic Articles of the Faith, the Commandments, the Sacraments, and Christian Prayer so that a rational foundation is built upon which to make a decision. "Conversion is not primarily a matter of espousing a new set of beliefs or executing new forms of worship; conversion implies a new way of relating to God in such a way that one also relates differently to other people. Conversion is a matter of living justly, reaching out to all and sharing with them all that one has." (Worship, Vol. 54, No. 1:January, 1980).
If you wish to wish to register, please call 337-232-1322 or fill out the Pre-Initiation inventory form and send it to Fran Larue, RCIA Coordinator, Cathedral of St. John, 515 St. John St., Lafayette, LA 70501.
(CCD) Religious Education Classes
Pre-registration is required for the CCD and Sacramental programs at St. John Cathedral. If your child is attending a non-Catholic school, CCD classes are required in order for your child to receive any Sacraments (First Communion & Confirmation).
Your attention is called to the fact that Diocesan policy states that your child should receive the sacraments in your own church parish; however, you are allowed to have your child attend CCD classes in another parish. Also, your child can receive the sacraments in another parish with a letter of permission from your pastor. No letter of permission is required for your child if you reside within Cathedral Parish boundaries or if you have been a registered, active, participating parishioner, with written documentation of support to the parish, for at least one full year.
Parishioners of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist:
Completed forms are to be mailed to:
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Attn: Margaret Simon
515 Cathedral St
Lafayette, LA 70501
Religious Education for Grades 9th & 10th Non Catholic School Students:
If your teen is in ninth (9th) grade, part of his/her commitment and preparation is to enroll in the Cathedral Youth Ministry program. This follows the policy that all Non Catholic School Confirmation candidates must be enrolled in Youth Ministry in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. Download the form below to register.
The sacrament of Confirmation is received in the eleventh (11th) grade and/or by sixteen year-old-students who have been receiving regular religious instruction in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades, either in a Catholic school or in Religious Education classes (CCD). These students are eligible to enroll for Confirmation instruction. Download the form below to register.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program offered to all children of the parish ages 3-5 years during the 9:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday. Children’s Liturgy is the Liturgy suitably adapted to make it relevant to young children. Our program gives them the opportunity to understand the Gospel message and provides an activity to help them retain the stories, understand the various themes, and remember the Gospel message. Children are lead to the CathedralCenter after the opening prayer, and return to Church after the Prayers of the Faithful. This program is supported by parents with Diocesan Safe Environment training. There is no fee or registration required for the program.
Vacation Bible School
2013 program dates are June 10-14 from 8:30 AM -12:00 PM at Cathedral-Carmel School and is for children who will be enrolled in Pre-K through 4th grade in the Fall of 2013. Let your child enjoy the fun and enriching experience of Vacation Bible School. This program allows your child to learn more about his/her faith in a fun, creative way! For more information, please contact Allyson Hebert at 235-2547 or Margaret Simon at 232-1322.
Registration Form along with $40 Fee is due by May 17th
- Download a Registration Form