Adult Faith Formation
Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
Adults seeking initiation into the Church participate in the R.C.I.A. process, beginning with a period of inquiry and leading to the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Adults already baptized in other Christian denominations also participate in the R.C.I.A. process. The formal process begins prior to Lent, culminating at the Easter Vigil.
Baptisms can be celebrated all Sundays of the church year except during Lent. A baptismal preparation class schedule will be available monthly by calling the Parish Center at 320-256-4207.
Communion is celebrated during all Masses and is also available to the home bound by contacting the Parish Office at 320-256-4207.
For a timeline of the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, please visit the Youth Faith Formation page.
Young adults in their junior year (11th grade) of high school are candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Faith Formation classes in grades 7-10 are considered essential preparation.
For a timeline of the Confirmation Preparation, please visit the Youth Faith Formation page.
Couples planning to celebrate marriage are required to contact the parish at least six months before setting a wedding date. Sponsor Couples are trained to help engaged couples in the marriage preparation process to evaluate their relationship and preparations for marriage.
320 5th Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352
PO Box 120, 121 2 Ave. N, Greenwald, MN 56335-0120