Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

You are welcome to join our community of faith!

  • Are you thinking of becoming Catholic? If so, we welcome you to prepare to enter the Church through the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation…Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
  • Are you thinking of becoming Catholic by converting from another Christian faith tradition? If so, we welcome you to prepare to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church through a Profession of Faith and reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
  • Are you a baptized Catholic who has not completed your full initiation into the Church? If so, we welcome you to prepare to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

The RCIA is a journey of faith shared with believers and guided by a team of devoted parishioners. We gather a few times a month to discuss topics of faith and to learn more of Catholic teachings. Usually, our gatherings begin in the Fall, with the receptance of Sacraments at the Easter Vigil liturgy. We continue to meet and share insights to our new faith throughout the Easter season.

If you or someone you know wishes to begin the journey to conversion, please call Sister Eileen Tiernan at 610-296-8899 or contact us by email at etiernan@stpatrickmalvern.org.

**The 2020-2021 year will continue to offer us challenges, but none that can keep us from our faith. If you feel the Holy Spirit calling you to conversion, even at the time of “distancing”, we will be happy to journey with you. We will find a way.

For Catholic Initiation of Older Children, contact Sister Eileen Tiernan at 610-296-8899 or etiernan@stpatrickmalvern.org

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.