BECOMING CATHOLIC - RCIA
To become a Catholic,
the Church invites you to participate in the...
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that prepares adults to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. There is also a process adapted for children, youth, and teens under the age of 18 - see below for their process.
Who would take part in RCIA?
Any Non-Baptized person - Child or Adult - who desires to join the Body of Christ in the Catholic Faith
Baptized Christians from other Christian faiths, validly baptized, who desire full communion with the Catholic Church
Baptized Catholics who did not complete their Initiation Sacraments and desire Confirmation and, if needed, Eucharist
Any Catholic who would like a refresher course in our Catholic Faith
RCIA will focus on conversion to and growing in a personal relationship with God the Father, Jesus, His Son, and their Holy Spirit. Our time together will also shed light on living the Catholic faith in our daily lives.
This process begins the lifelong learning and growing that is the life of Faith. You will not come out of this process with a doctorate in the Catholic Faith, but you WILL have what you need to start or continue this journey of faith!
Sessions usually begin in August or September and may conclude for those participants who are ready to move forward at the Easter Vigil, where the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist - will be celebrated. Each participant's place in the process can differ.
Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
See this year's Session Schedule below.
Need more information?
Contact Cheryl Lee @ 231-947-4620, ext. 222
RCIA adapted for Children - Age 7 - 15
For Children age 7-15...
- not baptized in any faith seeking to become Catholic'
- OR baptized in another Christian tradition seeking reception into full communion with the Catholic Church
Participants are prepared for full initiation in the Catholic Faith in either of the following -
- Full Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist
- or Reception into Full Communion - Profession of Faith in the Catholic faith, Confirmation, & Eucharist
Sacraments for Full Initiation are celebrated at the Easter Vigil
Sacraments for Reception into Full Communion are celebrated when preparation is completed - or may be received at the parish celebration of Confirmation & First Eucharist
Sessions are usually held on 2 Saturday mornings each month from September - May from 9:30am - 11:00am.
You can fill out the forms and drop them off at the Parish Office or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
RCIA (Adults) - Age 16 & up
Jesus said, 'Come and see!'
RCIA currently meets on Sundays
from 10:00am - 11:00am
in the Church Conference Room
Anyone who would like to know more about what it
means to be a Catholic is invited to join us!
Click HERE for our Inquirer Form
then contact Cheryl Lee at the number above to schedule an Inquirer Interview. This interview can be done in-person or via phone or Zoom.
If you have been baptized in another Christian faith, or are a baptized Catholic, please also bring a copy of your Baptismal Certificate.
Baptized Catholics should bring a certified copy of your certificate that contains notations of any other sacraments received.
Click HERE for a Session/Rite Schedule for 2021-2022
Contact Cheryl at the number above for more information on our RCIA Process!
If you have already expressed an interest in this process, you will be contacted.
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