Becoming Catholic | RCIA
Entering into the life and culture of the Catholic Church requires a gradual process of initiation. Our program here is based on an ancient model used by the entire Church that respects an individual’s traditions, questions, and time frames. We offer a comprehensive program that strives to facilitate discernment, foster prayer, and help interested non-Catholic adults learn more about Catholic belief, life, liturgy, tradition, and mission. All of this is done within the context of the life and community of St. Charles Borromeo Parish.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is designed for people who want to explore in greater depth their attraction to Catholicism. It is primarily for those who have never been baptized; but it has been adapted to accommodate non-Catholic Christians as well as Catholics who have not yet received Confirmation and/or First Eucharist. Many fully initiated Catholics like to accompany the candidates in their journey as a way to grow in their own faith as well.
The RCIA Process
The process of conversion and preparation for the Sacraments is different for everyone—anywhere from a few months to a few years. Usually, the RCIA meets once per week over the course of the year, beginning in the fall and going through the first few weeks of Easter. Current members of the parish also attend the classes to provide support for those learning about the Church.
RCIA for 2018 - 2019
The first session will be on Tuesday August 28th
7PM at St. Charles Borromeo.
For more information on becoming Catholic or to express interest in this year's RCIA, please fill out and submit the form below: