Becoming Catholic

RCIA which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process through which non-baptized men and women
enter the Catholic Church. These participants are known as Catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as
they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy
Eucharist and Confirmation.
The RCIA process is also designed for the following:
1. Adults who are already baptized into the Catholic Faith, but who have not completed their initiation in the
Church and have not received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
2. Adults who have been baptized in another Christian denomination (in the Trinitarian Formula of Father, Son
and Holy Spirit, recognized as valid in the Catholic Church) and who want to be received into the Catholic
Church.
The Catholic Church welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds into the RCIA process, and welcomes your interest
in our Church. The initiation process has been a blessing for the Church. Those in the Catholic Faith community speak
of the renewal of their own faith as they witness those engaged in the initiation process prepare to become fully
initiated members of the Catholic Church.
This process is mostly a journey of the heart that leads to lives being transformed into a deeper relationship with Jesus
Christ and in living lives of service, faith and love.
For many people, this process can be somewhat confusing or intimidating. After all, this is a major decision in one’s
life.
Perhaps you are asking where to begin the journey. The answer is that you have already begun!
Click here for a brochure that outlines the different steps in this process. Also, please feel free to contact Fr. John, Fr.
George or the RCIA Coordinator Mabel Ring, who would be happy to answer your questions, or help you move ahead
in your discernment process. Click here for contact information.

6 week Inquiry Session 2017-18 will be available in a few months. 

Catholics Coming Home to the Church

The Church is a vibrant, active community of believers which continues to have a positive influence on the lives of
many people. However, there are people who for one reason or another have stopped actively participating in the
Church and attending Mass.
We live in a busy culture and society, and there are many demands placed on us.
Yet, people are searching for a deeper sense of meaning, for a closer relationship with God, and for a more authentic
spiritual identity.
Since the Church is a family, we miss those Catholics who may have left the Church or who have stopped participating
in its vibrant liturgy and sacramental life.
Perhaps you or someone you know are in this situation and do not know how to come back or how to become active
again.
The first thing you need to know is that you are always welcome back. The Church misses you and hopes that you will
choose to come home as an active member.
Please feel free to explore any questions you may have about the Catholic Church or how you can return to active
participation in the Church by visiting: http://www.catholicscomehome.org/

There are also 2 inspiring videos on our website from our Pastor, Fr.John Bluett.
“We are one Body, one body in Christ and we do not stand alone”……….. “Come and See”.