Each year a few people in the Saint Mary’s community prepare to become full members of the Catholic Church. Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) they participate in sacramental preparation for their personal journey of faith. In April, Mitchell Allan ’14 received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and first eucharist. Mitchell, whose godparent is Brother Camillus Chavez, had attended Masses and numerous events that impressed upon him the strong bond uniting the participants.
“I noticed how much everybody cared for each other and had a selfless attitude. The Catholic Church works a lot like a family. When one member was down, the rest quickly responded and strived to pick them up.
I went into the RC IA program believing that by the end I would have all the answers to my questions regarding faith and God.
I now realize that having questions isn’t a bad thing.”