RICA: Becoming Catholic
How do I become a member of the Catholic Church?
We welcome anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church. Each year we conduct two series of classes that lead people through the process of coming into the Catholic Church.
New Classes Are Forming Now!
If you have never been baptized or need more instruction in the faith, we offer a series of classes that initially provide you with information to help you determine if this journey is right for you. If you choose to continue, the classes will prepare you for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.
A separate series of classes may be offered to those who have been previously baptized and have a sufficient knowledge of the Catholic faith. This series will help prepare you to enter into full communion with the Church.
Both series of classes are part of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). This is not a program, but rather a process by which adults, after hearing the mystery and good news of Jesus Christ proclaimed, seek to enter the way of faith and conversion within the Church as guided by the Holy Spirit who opens their hearts. Every person is different, but all need to take that first step and we hope and pray that you do.
We are here to serve and help you. We can answer your questions and help you determine which series is right for you. If you are interested, please download, print and complete the R.C.I.A. Information Form and for more information or to schedule a meeting, please contact:
Deacon Mike Bickerstaff
Director of Adult Education & Evangelization
Direct Phone: 678-832-1228