Becoming a Catholic

“These signs are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.”
—John 20:31

Faith in Christ leads a disciple to eternity. Along the way, Christ is encountered in sacred rites. The catechumenate, which is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), prepares someone to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.

RCIA is a year-round process for entering the Catholic Church. It includes those who are unbaptized, those who have been baptized in another Christian denomination, and Catholics who were baptized as children but never received instruction in the faith.


For more information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, contact Maria Thorsen, director of RCIA ([email protected]).