Join our community of faith.

Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic? Do you know someone who is considering converting? Are you a baptized Catholic who has not been active or has not received all of the Sacraments of Initiation? St. Patrick Parish’s RCIA Team welcomes all who are interested in becoming a Catholic or completing their Initiation into the Catholic Church.

Participants in The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults begin their journey in the fall, meeting together until May. Candidates are prepared for full initiation into the Catholic Church through the reception of the sacraments of Initiation, and are fully received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.

This also includes those who have already been baptized Catholic but who have not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Holy Eucharist. People of other faiths who wish to come into full communion with the Catholic Church are also welcome.

If you or someone you know wants to begin the journey to conversion, please call Sister Eileen Tiernan at 610-296-8899 or contact us by email at

The 2019-2020 program meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Please contact Sr. Eileen if you are interested in coming to this year’s classes.

For Catholic Initiation of Older Children, contact Sister Eileen Tiernan at 610-296-8899 or

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial
of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.