RCIA Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin the RCIA process?
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic, we welcome you to begin the process. Come with your questions and share in conversation about what it means to live the Christian life in the Catholic tradition.
2. Who can come to the Inquiry Sessions?
Anyone who is interested in exploring the Catholic Church is welcome to the Inquiry Sessions, where individuals may ask questions and gather information. The Inquiry Sessions are intended to help each person decide whether he or she wants to consider fuller participation in the Catholic faith community.
You can email the RCIA Coordinator, Maria Thorsen at
3. Is RCIA like a course?
No. RCIA is a process of faith formation and spiritual growth. Suggested reading and resource material will be recommended, there are no requirements like the ones you might have in a formal course.
4. What if you have to miss some Tuesday night sessions because of family, school or work commitments?
No worries. We understand these conflicts. We will make sure you receive missed handouts and that your Sponsor will answer questions and talk about the session that you missed.
5. Do I have to find my own Sponsor?
No. One of Cathedral’s parishioners, who generously respond to the call for Sponsors in the RCIA process, will be assigned to you. Of course, if you know a Cathedral parishioner whom you would like to invite to sponsor you, feel free to ask that individual to participate in the RCIA process with you.