Faith & Spirituality

Rite Of Christian Initiation For Adults (Rcia)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is a journey that women and men take who are interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic faith community. RCIA is available for students interested in preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion (Eucharist), and Confirmation. This process is one marked by prayer, inquiry, instruction, and reflection culminating in the Sacraments of Initiation on Holy Saturday, the eve of Easter Sunday. RCIA Class will be determined by candidates’ schedules.

To join, please contact Fr. Cristóbal Torres at ctorres@barry.edu

Spiritual Guidance

Campus Ministry offers the opportunity for students to reflect on their lives of study and relationship within the context of their religious faith. Pastoral accompaniment focuses on specific issues of faith with which a person may be struggling. It offers ways to consider how one’s religious faith and tradition inform and guide those issues.

Spiritual Guidance is for those students who would like to talk confidentially with someone about spirituality and faith. Spiritual guidance is open to people of all religious traditions and background. It focuses on a person’s development in relationship with God and with themselves, around spiritual questions and issues.

For more information about Spiritual Guidance or Pastoral Accompaniment, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Fr. Cristóbal Torres at ctorres@barry.edu

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical ministries offer a way to share your talents in worship.

There are various liturgical ministries and ways to get involved:

  • USHER: First impressions count! Greets and assists the community as they arrive at church.
  • LECTOR: Proclaims one of the assigned Scriptures at worship.
  • EUCHARISTIC MINISTER: Administers holy communion. They may also take the communion to those who are ill, or otherwise unable to attend mass.
  • ALTAR SERVER: Assists the priest at the altar during mass.
  • MUSIC MINISTER: Leads the assembly in music and sung prayer.

If you feel called to serve, we encourage you to join us. Contact Hamilton Gutiérrez at hgutierrez@barry.edu