Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic

…To those who are seeking

A greater insight into the Catholic Faith and Church
A deeper relationship with God
A sense of belonging in a faith community
A greater fulfillment of your mission in life
To join the Catholic Church . . .

You are invited to join the Catholic Church through a Christian initiation process called RCIA.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a faith journey for those desiring to enter the Catholic Church or for those who wish to complete their initiation into the Church.  A person is said to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church when s/he has received the three sacraments of Christian initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

When being initiated into the Church, a RCIA group is formed to guide you along the journey to Baptism and full membership into the Catholic Church.  This process takes into consideration whether one is baptized in another faith tradition or unbaptized. It helps us look at each person’s religious experience and spiritual needs.

There are two main parts of the RCIA process:

  • Inquiry: During this step, questions are answered and a person is introduced to the Catholic faith tradition. All questions are valued and worthy of a response!  If and when a person is comfortable with proceeding to becoming Catholic, then the Rites can begin.
  • Rites:  During this second step, the whole community prays with and supports the person as he or she continues and deepens their conversion in faith.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming Catholic, please contact: Sheri Hanson, Pastoral Associate (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175