Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and adapted for Children

RCIA/RCIC IMPORTANT CHANGE effective 3/14/2020


To all of our Candidates, Elect, Sponsors and Team members: 

Out of respect for the Governor's requests and the Bishop's directives regarding the threat of COVID-19 we will continue to gather for 9:30am Mass and celebrate the rituals during the Mass, HOWEVER we will not be dismissed nor have catechesis after Mass. For now, I will communicate and share lessons/reflections with you via email. If other teaching means become available, I will communicate that with you at that time. I remain with you all in prayer-- Trisha

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Click here to watch a video...

       The process of becoming a Catholic is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) and the Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children (R.C.I.C.). It is for non-baptized persons and for baptized persons of Christian denominations. The R.C.I.A. process starts with weekly Inquiry meetings in September. These meetings are designed to help the person wanting to become a Catholic to obtain answers about the church in order to help the individual discern the extent of his/her call. We also invite persons baptized in the Catholic faith tradition who have not received the sacrament(s) of Confirmation and/or Eucharist.


       The R.C.I.A. process continues with weekly meetings in October and comes to a completion with the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation, that is, Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist during Easter time followed by a period of Mystagogia. The formal process ends approximately at Pentecost. If you or someone you know, is interested in joining our Catholic faith, please contact Trisha Labbe at (985) 345-3360, ext. 28 or tlabbe@hgchurch.org.

Complete the Registration Form below, print, and return to the Church Office or 
email to Trisha Labbe at tlabbe@hgchurch.org.
Adult Registration Form
RCIA Registration Form.pdf
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Child Registration Form
RCIC Registration Form.pdf
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Child Registration Form-Spanish
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The Inquiry Calendar for RCIA & RCIC 2019-20 is complete and listed below. Please note that the Adults begin Sunday, Aug. 18th, the Children begin Sunday, Sept. 8th. All meetings take place after the 9:30am Mass in the Annex of the Parish Hall (Adults) and the Parish Hall (children). The calendar for the remainder of the year through April 11th is in progress, will be posted soon.

RCIA/RCIC Inquiry Calendar 2019-20
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RCIA/RCIC Catechumenate Calendar 2019-20
Important Dates-Summary RCIA-RCIC 2019-2[...]
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Congratulations to our Elect & Candidates on this next step in their RCIA/RCIC journey...the Rite of Election with Bishop Duca at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge. Please keep all of our participants in your prayers as they prepare to be received into full communion at the Easter Vigil.

4th Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2020.pdf
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3rd Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2020.pdf
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2nd Sunday of Lent
February 9, 2020.pdf
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1st Sunday of Lent
March 1, 2020.pdf
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Holy Ghost Bulletin Sponsors
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Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: (985) 345-3360

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