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UPDATED AUGUST 9, 2021: As you know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a change to its mask-wearing guidance and now advises that fully vaccinated persons wear a mask in indoor public places, in areas of the country with “substantial and high” transmission of COVID-19.  Because all of the territory of the Fall River Diocese lies in these areas, the Diocese is strongly encouraging all parishioners to follow the CDC guidance and wear a mask while attending Mass or other liturgical celebrations. This is particularly important for anyone with a weakened immune system, or at risk because of age or underlying medical condition, or someone who is unvaccinated. The recent uptick in virus transmission is a reminder that the pandemic has not yet passed, and continued vigilance is required. Thank you for your collective commitment to the overall good and health of the parish community. 

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
"Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." ~ Mark 10:14

At Santo Christo Parish, we all work together to protect our children.
Please visit the Diocesan Safe Environment page for information on how we protect the faithful,
and the steps involved to minister, work, or volunteer in the Diocese of Fall River:

https://www.fallriverdiocese.org/office-of-safe-environment/



Catechists

Faith Formation (Religious Education)

For the young people in our community, this catechetical program is intended to culminate with the Eucharist. Faith Formation centers, firstly, on divine worship at Sunday Mass and then on religious instruction by volunteer catechists from our parish. We help parents in their responsibility as the primary teachers of their children's faith by encouraging participation in:
 
   Sacred Liturgy  •  Faith Sharing  •  Prayer  •  Community Service

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and Adult Confirmation

If you are an unbaptized adult or a baptized non-Catholic, and are interested in becoming Catholic,
we invite you to enroll in RCIA, a process of learning about and being formed in the Catholic Faith.

RCIA classes begin in October and conclude just before Easter.

Unbaptized adults ("catechumens") are typically baptized, confirmed, and given their first
Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday night.

For baptized non-Catholics, entrance into the Catholic Church involves sacramental confession and a
Profession of Faith prior to reception of Confirmation and Holy Communion, typically during the Easter Season.

Unconfirmed adult Catholics wishing to receive Confirmation should enroll in
our parish Adult Confirmation program, which, like RCIA, begins in October.

<<<   To enroll in RCIA or Adult Confirmation, contact our Faith Formation director.   >>>