HOME OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SS CYRIL AND METHODIUS ST PETER CLAVER
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breaking Open the Word
Begins August 23rd, 2020
We are dismissed during weekly Sunday Mass to discuss the readings of the day and translate what we learn into practical life application.
Breaking Open the Word
Begins September 6, 2020
We meet regularly as a goup to learn the essential contents of the faith. Classes take place after Sunday Mass or on Tuesday evenings.