What is the Rite of Christian Initiation
Have you been worshiping with us but never officially took the step to become Catholic?
Have you been away from the church and have now returned, but want to know more?
Have you been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)?
Have you joined us from a different background and would now like to find out more about the Catholic Church?
If any of the above questions apply to you, we would love to help you in your journey. Or, if you know of anyone who could answer YES to any of the questions, perhaps you could extend an invitation to them!
In recent years, there has been a great increase in the number of adults who are joining the Catholic Church. RCIA is a program designed to help non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics learn more about the Catholic faith through a series of classes, discussions, prayer times and ceremonies. This program helps people grow in faith and knowledge of God,and develop a deeper relationship with God as they consider becoming Catholic.
If you are not yet sure whether you want to become Catholic, you are still welcome to participate as you make your decision. There is no obligation to join the Catholic Church and regardless of your decision you are always welcome here at St. Mary St Catherine of Siena Parish.