INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
- Do you have questions about the Catholic faith and are not Catholic?
- Are you a Christian who wants to learn more about Catholicism?
- Has God been calling you to consider the Catholic Christian faith?
- Are you an adult Catholic who has never received First Holy Communion?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions… please JOIN US!
Please note that you need not have decided to become Catholic to begin the first part of the RCIA called the Inquiry Classes.
The next step is signing up for The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) sessions, which will help to prepare you for the sacraments that will bring you into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
What is RCIA?
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by
which persons become fully initiated Catholics. RCIA is for adults:
- Who were never baptized.
- Who were baptized in another Christian faith and who wish to become Catholic.
- Who were baptized Catholics but were never confirmed.
RCIA meets weekly on Sundays, starting in September. Sessions
typically include prayer and instruction on some aspect of the Catholic
Each RCIA candidate is paired with a parish sponsor who also attends
the weekly sessions. Candidates are initiated gradually through a series
of liturgical rites. They receive the sacraments of initiation at the
Easter Vigil, the highlight of the Church year.
What is the Role of Sponsors?
Sponsors play an important role in the initiation process. They
remind us that we are participating in a process of conversion, which
involves a personal experience of being welcomed into a faith community
of human persons. RCIA sponsors represent the faith community; they
insure that no individual walks the journey of conversion on their own.
Parish Sponsors serve as formal representatives of the Catholic faith
community. They are active Catholics who represent the local parish
community, and, by extension, the universal church. Parish Sponsors may
be personal friends or relatives of the candidate (such as a spouse or
fiancé) if they are also members of the local parish community and are
able and willing to assume responsibilities of the Sponsor.
Got more questions or concerns don’t hesitate to call us at 810-639-7600.
May God Bless you on your journey.