How to become a Catholic

To join most churches, all you need to do is fill out a card and you're good to go. However, becoming a Catholic is a more involved journey. Those who wish to become members of the Catholic Church need to complete RCIA, which stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The important thing to note here is that this is a rite, not a class. That means that RCIA is more of a journey of learning, praying, and repenting than a class.

How It Works:
1. If you are not baptized, you will go through the whole process (also known as the catechumenate) and be baptized, confirmed, and receive First Communion at the Easter Vigil. This is a more involved process because Baptism is life-changing commitment to Jesus and his Church.
2. If you are baptized in a church with valid Baptism (in water, with the words "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit [Ghost]"), we do not re-baptize. However, you will still need to go through RCIA, just at a different pace. You will be confirmed and receive First Communion at the end of the process.
3. RCIA Sessions for 2020-2021 will alternate between in-person and online. The videos will be below. You will need to make an effort to be present at the in-person meetings. This will help us know when you are ready to enter the Church.
4. It is absolutely necessary to meet with Fr Rob! Please schedule this as soon as possible! You can do that clicking on the button below