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Become a RCIA Prayer Partner!

By Katie Mathews, Campus Minister for Liturgy and Sacraments

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process is a journey of personal discovery, faith sharing, and learning about the Catholic Church. This year, there are six individuals going through the RCIA process here at UD, including Will Capuano, Natalie Davis, Trevor Davis, Jennifer Durbin, Clay Hepp and Drew Swerlein. They will become full members of the Catholic Church when they receive the Sacraments of Christian initiation at the upcoming Easter Vigil, which will take place in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, April 20th at 9pm. Will, Natalie, Trevor, Jennifer and Clay will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Drew will receive both the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.

 First-year student, Clay Hepp, is one of our Candidates who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Reflecting on his RCIA experience, Clay shares, “The RCIA process has been wonderful thus far. It has been a great time of discernment and to deepen my faith life. I have further developed my relationship with God and also my relationship with the other participants and leaders of RCIA. It has continued to open my eyes to the beauty of the Catholic faith.”

 In RCIA, it is important for the whole community to be an active, engaged part of the process. As we prepare to journey through Lent, the UD community is invited to participate by offering prayers of support for these individuals through our Lenten RCIA Prayer Partners program. Participants will receive information about one of our RCIA participants at the beginning of Lent and will continue to pray for that individual throughout the Lenten season.

 If you would like to sign up to be an RCIA Prayer Partner or if you have any questions about the RCIA process here at UD, please contact Katie Mathews at or 937-229-2019.

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