How Do I Become Catholic?

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Adult Baptism

For adults today, the Church, after the Second Vatican Council, has restored the order of the Catechumenate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  It outlines the steps for the formation of catechumens, bringing their conversion to the faith to a greater maturity. It helps them respond more deeply to God’s gracious initiative in their lives and prepares them for union with the Church community.  This process is meant to form them into the fullness of the Christian life and to become disciples of Jesus, their teacher.

~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adultshttp://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/baptism/index.cfm

We are so happy that we can be a part of this tremendous transition in your life!
  • R.C.I.A classes begin in September and end in April. Depending on how many Catechumens there are, Father will set up a schedule that will work for all involved.
  • Your celebration of becoming a Catholic will take place at the Easter Vigil Mass at St. John the Evangelist.
If you would like to know more on how the process works, please don’t hesitate to contact the office at 315-902-4130.