Recently, St. Agnes Parish brought Gail Eichhorn on staff as the Evangelization and Ministries Coordinator. Gail had been working at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Two Rivers, and will relocate to Green Bay in late spring.
One of Gail’s responsibilities is to coordinate the parish RCIA and Adult Confirmation Programs. Currently she is working with Sr. Dorothy, who began this year’s program in the interim. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which interested persons can learn more about the Catholic faith in hope of deepening their faith life and responding with a conversion experience.
Typically RCIA runs from fall through Holy Saturday at which time new members are baptized, confirmed and receive Holy Eucharist. RCIA is also for baptized Catholic adults who wish to complete their initiation sacraments by receiving Confirmation, or Eucharist and Confirmation. Another scenario may be adults who have been baptized in another denomination but now wish to become Catholic. These are not re-baptized but brought into full communion through catechizing, Eucharist and Confirmation. The whole process is about meeting people where they are at and bringing them to a conversion experience and into the life of the church.
Gail’s other responsibilities will include becoming our parish Lo-SEC person; sharing in the hospital, nursing home, and short-term homebound visits and being the contact person for our charitable drives like the current Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive.
“I am very pleased to be a part of St. Agnes Parish, and am so impressed by the many ministries and activities that are happening here; there is literally, something for everyone.”
Inquiries about RCIA or Adult Confirmation may be directed to her through the main office phone number or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.