Interested in becoming a Catholic?

In the Gospels, we read how Christ invited people to follow him. He continues to do so today, as we hear his call through the voice of ordinary people and ordinary life experiences. Perhaps you are feeling a call to explore “becoming Catholic”.

Who becomes Catholic?

  • Someone who has never been baptized

  • Someone who has never been part of any faith tradition

  • Someone who is baptized in another Christian faith tradition

  • Someone who is not Catholic, but has been attending Catholic Mass

  • Someone who is baptized Catholic, but never received other sacraments

How do I become Catholic?

You are invited to join other adults in a process called RCIA  (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  RCIA is an initiation process that helps you to deepen your relationship to Christ and prepare you to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.  Together, in a small group setting, we will study scripture, learn about the Catholic Faith, and translate what we learn into a living faith that leads to a profound transformation.  Our RCIA process has flexible schedules and is designed to meet your specific needs.  You may join us at any time of the year!

The RCIA Process:

The RCIA Process has a series of steps marked by milestones along the way. 

 

Phase 1-Inquiry: 

This is a time for you to ask questions and discern if this is your path.  Take all the time you need.

 

Milestone: Rite of Acceptance/Welcome at Mass

This event marks the official beginning of your formation.  After the celebration of this Rite,  you are considered Catholic but still preparing to receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

 

Phase 2-Catechumenate:

Learn the Faith.  There are two parts to learning the Faith; Scripture Study and Catechesis.  **Online Sessions on Zoom**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milestone: Rite of Election 

You are approved to move forward by the Archbishop.

 

Phase 3: Purification and Enlightenment

A special period of preparation that takes place during Lent.

 

Easter Vigil

Reception of Sacraments; You receive all sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass, which is the evening before Easter.

 

Phase 4:  Mystagogy

Reflection on your experience and integration in the parish community.

Praying
SCRIPTURE STUDY
Breaking Open the Word
Breaking Open the Word
Circular Cieling
CLASSES
Catholic Catechism

For more information or to register for RCIA,  contact Christine Immel:  

immelc@catholicsouthside.com   (920-208-7043)