Light Of Christ

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


Go, therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always, until the end of the world.

Matthew 28: 19-20

National Catechetical Directory

Full initiation into the Church occurs by stages. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(Roman rite) provides a norm for catechetical as well as liturgical practice in this regard. The
intimate relationship of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation (Chrismation) and Eucharist
should be emphasized in the catechesis of both adults and children. Such catechesis will
involve many members of the parish community who support and pray with the catechized,
besides instructing them so that they may grow in understanding of the Christian message.

The sacraments Baptism, Confirmation and the Most Holy Eucharist are so interrelated that
they are required for full Christian initiation

We invite you to come see what RCIA is all about​

  • Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church?Are you not baptized, but recognize a need for spirituality in your life?
  • Are you a baptized Catholic or into another denomination, but never received any formal religious education or additional sacraments?
  • Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass, but just don’t know what the next step is to become on of the Catholic faithful?
  • Are you yearning for something more in your life?

Contact the office for more info.


Coronavirus Update

Dear Parishioners of Light of Christ:

Certainly these are unusual and challenging times, but then, as St Paul reminds us, “ We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8, 28). Let’s pray that these recent events will help us grow in the grace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit with what is left of this Lent.

Please be assured that your parish cares about you, and people are praying daily for your health and safety.

Over the next few days, we will be uploading additional information about prayer opportunities and support.

The church will be open for private prayer during normal Mass times: 8:00am to noon (Monday to Sunday); 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Monday through Friday); and 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Saturday and Sunday).

There are three outdoor sanctuaries (Resurrected Lord Garden, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine). These are beautiful places to come and worship privately. Please use them.

While the office is closed for the moment, messages are regularly being reviewed. If you need assistance, please call and leave a message (727.441.4545). Also, feel free to email the parish at Your messages will be responded to as soon as possible.

Create a home altar and make that a sacred space during this time for prayer and meditation on the Mass readings. (

God Bless You and Keep You Safe and Healthy!

Fr. Bill Wilson