Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Are you searching, pondering, or asking questions about the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a journey of weekly sessions, where you will prepare to receive the sacraments, learn what it means to be Catholic and take your place as a fully participating member of the Catholic Church. These sessions formally begin in late September, however, you may join at any time.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic, please contact Cindy Lewans at asap or Fr. Doug Jeffrey .

We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and be introduced to some of our parish members. These sessions also are opportunities for you, and others who you may wish to invite, to ask questions you may have about the church!

As we read in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 2, “Faith is a personal act – the free response of the human person to the initiative of God who reveals himself, but faith is not an isolated act. No one can believe alone, just as no one can live alone. You have not given yourself faith as you have not given yourself life. The believer has received faith from others and should hand it on to others. Our love for Jesus and for our neighbor impels us to speak to others about our faith. Each believer is thus a link in the great chain of believers, I cannot believe without being carried by the faith of others, and by my faith I help support others in faith.”

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a process developed by the Catholic Church for adults or children of catechetical age, (those aged 7 to 18 who are not yet baptized) to learn about Catholicism. Catechumens, (those who are not baptized) or candidates (adults who are already baptized but in another Christian church) are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.

People who are interested in Catholicism and how one becomes a Catholic often have lots of questions. Some of the questions include….

  • How do I get started?
  • How long does it take?
  • What is the actual process (period of formation)?
  • What would I need to learn about?
  • When would I receive the sacraments?

To answer these questions, or for more information, please contact Cindy Lewans, or Fr. Doug Jeffrey