Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.    Matthew 6:33

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.    Revelation 3:20

If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, becoming Catholic, or perhaps know someone who is? Please call the parish office and speak to one of the priests or complete the Become Catholic Inquiry Form and a member of the team will contact you.

RCIA Meet and Greet at the parish on Wednesday, August  28, at 7:00 pm come meet the team and others that will be joining the journey and ask questions that you may have.  

If you are thinking about joining the RCIA but aren’t sure, come to the RCIA Meet and Greet! This is a great opportunity to meet the team members who help people learn the faith. It’s a great chance to have your questions answered and to see what’s involved in the RCIA.  There’s no commitment. Feel free to visit, enjoy some refreshments, learn about the RCIA, meet the team and others who are entering, and see if this is where you should be.   If you’re in the RCIA or are considering joining, please feel free to stop by: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Daily Mass Chapel and John Paul Room
Contact Information To ask questions, join the RCIA, or start your journey in the Catholic faith,
call
Fr. Peter Morris: 440.255.0600 x236 or click here to email Fr. Morris

Do you want a relationship with Jesus Christ and a change in your life?
Do you feel the Catholic Church is a community you would like to be a part of?
Do you want to learn about Jesus Christ, the scriptures, the church doctrine and prayers that Catholics follow?
Are you interested in becoming Catholic and have questions about what steps you need to take next?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you may also contact one of our priests at 440-255-0600 with questions or complete the Become Catholic Inquiry Form and a member of the team will contact you. Though the church group process begins in August you do not have to wait to contact the parish.

Below is a formal explanation of the way an individual becomes Catholic.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults & Children

The RCIA and RCIC process is the journey by which adults and children, who have reached the age of reason (7), become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. This involves the gradual formation of individuals through a conversion process as they are introduced to Scripture, church doctrine, liturgy and prayer – all centered on Jesus Christ.

The RCIA and RCIC process begins in late August and includes a team of parishioners who welcome our catechumens/candidates and share their own journey. The adults and children are welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil. RCIA is also open to adults who were baptized Catholics but did not receive the Sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist.

For more information, please call one of the priests:

Parish office: 440-255-0600

Here are a few additional websites that you may find helpful:

For those new to faith:
Catholics Online

Discover a Beautiful Faith

For those who want to learn more:
Beginning Catholic

For those returning to faith:
Catholics Come Home

Useful Links:

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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