The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.

This year’s 2021 Candidate is Helenn Lemastre, known as the “inquirer” has begun the acceptance into the Order of Catechumens, through the Rite of Acceptance. During this Rite, she stands amidst our parish community and states that she wants to become a baptized member of the Catholic Church. Please pray for Helenn as she continues her journey to the Rite of Election. 

Congratulations to Matther Orlik and Scott Eranio who received the Sacramaent of Confirmation in April 2021. 

Matthew Orlik student of St. John’s who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, April 21st at St. Peter’s Parish. Pictured below Matthew with his sponsor, Mom Christine and family. Thank you to our host Fr. Leonard O’Malley and Faith Formation leader Bob Flaherty. The Very Rev. Brian J. McHugh presided over the ceremony

Scott Eranio our RCIA Candidate received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Johns on Sat., April 24th at the 4:00 pm Mass. Pictured below are Fr. Joe, Scott, & sponsor Maureen Ellis.


Welcome St. John’s New Catholic 2021: We congratulate our St John’s RCIA Candidate Helenn Lemaistre who received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, at the evening Easter Vigil Service. We pray for all the new members whom we have welcomed in the Easter Vigil, that they may have the help of the Holy Spirit to persevere faithfully in the choices they have made. And for our parishioners and friends, that we have received the gift of faith, so too may we persevere in it to the end of our lives. Thank you to her sponsor and husband Francois, Louise Dussault and Fr. Joe, and all those who helped prepare our RCIA candidate Helenn.

Pictured with Helenn is her family and Fr. Joe

Helenn 2nd from right with her family Helenn 2nd from left with her family and Fr. Joe
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Congratulations to all those who were confirmed in 2020. We thank Fr. Brian McHugh from Saint Catherine’s. Please remember in your prayers our St John’s RCIA Candidates: Hannah Heyliger & Laura Needham Who received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.

If you are an adult interested in receiving any of your sacraments, please contact Director of RCIA Louise Dussault at the parish office at 617-547-4880.