- Are you thinking about becoming Catholic?
- Are you not baptized but are now seeking a Church family?
- Are you a member of another Christian faith who is seeking to learn more about the Catholic Church?
- Are you a baptized Catholic adult, but who has not received First Communion or been confirmed?
Many reasons bring us to seek out a church community — a feeling that something is missing, a crisis, a major life change, or the gentle encouragement of a friend or family member. Whatever your reason, we welcome you and look forward to you becoming a part of us.
Becoming Catholic is a process that is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This is a process that involves study of the Sacred Scripture, Catholic teaching and practices, and Christian morality and values. It also involves time to deepen in a life of prayer and a closer relationship with Christ, as well as a time to get to know a local Catholic community. Participants prepare for the reception of the sacraments, and for a whole new way of life.
Ask Catholic friends and neighbors about their Church. Go with a Catholic friend, family member or co-worker to Mass. Ask questions. Let the priest know that you are thinking about becoming Catholic and ask them when might be a good time to talk. When you talk they will tell you about how to get started at that Church, and will invite you to the RCIA process. Find a parish.