CONSIDERING BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR SIMPLY WANTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH
Are you thinking about joining the Catholic Church?
Do you have a friend or relative who is searching for a faith home?
Are you a Catholic who needs to complete initiation through Confirmation and/or First Eucharist?
Do you have a child or children who were never baptized?
Do you have a child who was baptized in another faith tradition, but wants to live as a Catholic Christian?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (and adapted for children)
is the way that the Catholic Church welcomes people into the Church.
RCIA is much more than a program; it is a process in which conversion of
the heart brings one to Jesus Christ through learning, discussion,
prayer, and community. Inquiry will start in September. (call us even after September!) Participants are
invited to grow more deeply in their faith and discern if joining the
Catholic Church or completing one's initiation into the Church is what
RCIA is for:
Unbaptized adults and children over the age of seven who are
considering entrance into the Catholic Church through Baptism,
Confirmation and Eucharist
Adults and children over the age of seven who were baptized in another tradition and are considering becoming a Catholic
Adults who were baptized Catholic but did not complete their initiation through Confirmation and/or First Eucharist
VOLUNTEERS ON THE JOURNEY
Catholics who would like to learn more about and share their faith
and enrich their spiritual lives may serve the participants in the RCIA
process as sponsors and/or godparents, hospitality ministers, prayer
companions, and catechists.
If you are interested in joining the RCIA, participating, or
volunteering, please contact:
Alice Noethe, Director of Faith Formation, 563-583-8573 or 563-583-9117.