Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

How do you become a Catholic or receive sacraments you may have missed? 
  
The usual method for becoming a Catholic is to participate in the RCIA which consists of weekly sessions. The sessions give you a basic knowledge of the Catholic Church. They do not try to teach everything--knowledge of our faith is an on-going, life-long experience of growth and wisdom in what it means to be a Catholic Christian in today's world. Sacraments and prayer are explained; Scripture and traditions are explored; little by little you become more familiar with Catholic thought and theology. 
  
Members of the faith community and the RCIA team provide spiritual support and guidance as you move through the process of learning and practicing the Catholic faith. If you have been baptized in any faith or if you are Catholic and have not received your First Holy Communion (Eucharist) or Confirmation, the preparation is similar. If you are Catholic and have not been confirmed, the preparation may vary depending on your current knowledge and familiarity with the Catholic faith. 
  
This experience usually begins in September and culminates in the Easter Vigil during which participants are baptized, confirmed and receive Holy Communion.  
  
If you would like to find out more about this process, call or email Joe Jokubeit (660-747-6154) or rcia@shcatholic.com. If you have been thinking about this, perhaps, this is God's way of "tapping you on the shoulder".  
                                                         
May God Guide you

For more information contact   

Joe Jokubeit 
RCIA Director
rcia@shcatholic.com