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Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

Schedule

Sundays (September to May)
9:00-10:20 AM
 
Inquirers are welcome at any time during the year but it is best to begin in September (or for those who would like to join us for an informal 8 session inquiry series that consists of dinner, a presentation, and discussion, consider starting at the end of May).
 

WHAT IS RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, otherwise known as RCIA, is the process through which people become full members of the Roman Catholic Church or complete their Catholic initiation. It is an opportunity to join others in deepening one’s relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through study and spiritual formation in the Catholic faith. Ultimately those who decide to become Catholic prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). The RCIA welcomes inquirers at all levels of knowledge, faith and intent!

 

Who is RCIA for?

  • Non-baptized adults who want to be baptized in the Catholic faith.
  • Adults who have been baptized into a different Christian tradition and now want to explore becoming Catholic
  • Baptized Catholic adults who have never received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or the Eucharist
  • Anyone interested in exploring the Catholic faith

An Invitation to Inquire

Have you been curious about the Catholic Church? Thinking about becoming Catholic? Or are you looking to rediscover your Catholic faith? At St. Bart’s we welcome and value every inquirer regardless of religious/family background, and strive to create a space to freely contemplate God’s call. The RCIA team offers support and pastoral attentiveness to each inquirer’s situation.

For more information about RCIA at St. Bart’s, contact Andrew Allen at 952-473-6601 or at aallen@st-barts.org.