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”. For more information contact the Parish Office at (920) 457-9408.
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 you follow the call of God?
- Join other adults in a process called RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
- Begin to explore what it would mean to become Catholic
- Meet regularly to deepen your relationship with Christ, to understand Catholicism, and to discern your call
What is RCIA about?
- A time of invitation and initiation
- A time to deepen a relationship to Christ
- A time to learn more about Catholicism
- Four stages
- Precatechumenate – inquiry and pondering
- Catechumenate – scripture, faith sharing, catechesis
- Purification/Enlightenment – spiritual preparation
- Mystagogia – celebration of the sacraments/Easter season
Are you a Catholic who has not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation? If so, you are invited to attend the Confirmation preparation sessions which will prepare you to complete your sacraments of initiation. Sessions usually begin in the Spring.
These sessions are designed for adults eighteen years and older.
For more information or to sign up, contact Christine Immel, the Tri-Parish RCIA coordinator, or call her at 920-208-7043.