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St. Mary welcomes non-Catholics to learn about the Catholic faith. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.
Classes are held September through April/May on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, and some Breaking Open the Word sessions will be held on Sundays during 11:00 am Mass. Contact Father Lawrence Adamczyk or Paula Bowers at the Parish office 301-739-0390 for more information.
The classes for instruction about the Catholic faith for children from the ages of Preschool to 8th grade are known as CCD.
This instruction is held from September until May. To enable all to attend Mass, CCD starts immediately after the 9:30 am Sunday Mass from 10:45 am and finishes at 12:15 pm. CCD is held in St Mary School Parents who are members of St. Mary may register new students by contacting: Jan McCarter, 301-739-0390 ext. 129.
Prior to receiving any sacrament in the Catholic faith there are classes to prepare the recipients, or their parents. The class is held in the Conference Room of the Parish Center (2nd floor) (There are no Baptisms celebrated during Lent).
St. Mary’s offers the gift of baptism on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 12:30pm. Baptism Class is scheduled the first Sunday of each month in the Conference Room of the Parish Center from 12:30 to 1:30pm.
Contact Paula Bowers at the Parish office to register: 301-739-0390
Prior to receiving any sacrament in the Catholic faith there are classes to prepare the recipients. Children receiving Sacraments and their parents must attend these preparatory classes. Those in second grade may be eligible to receive their 1st Penance (Confession/Reconciliation) and 1st Eucharist (Communion). Contact Jan McCarter (301-739-0390 ext. 129) for more details.
Those in eighth grade may be eligible to receive Confirmation. You must atend Classes for Confirmandi. Contact Jan McCarter 301 739 0390 ext. 129 for more details.
Prior to receiving any sacrament in the Catholic faith there are classes to prepare the recipients for the reception of the Sacrament.
If you are getting married, please contact Fr. Cibelli at least six months prior to your wedding date.
There are several ways to spiritually prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony:
Contact Paula Bowers at the Parish office (301-739-0390) with any questions.