The process by which one becomes a Catholic is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process distinguishes between catechumens (who have never been baptized in any Christian denomination), and candidates (those who have been baptized in a non-Catholic denomination). There are also those who are baptized but uncatechized (baptized as Catholic, but never made any other sacraments and were not educated in the Catholic faith).

Those in each category would take part in convert instruction classes, which explain what the Catholic Church believes, focusing on the Creed, the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and the Our Father. In Lent, there are ceremonies at the church, as well as one that is with the bishop, at the Cathedral. At the Easter Vigil Mass (on Saturday night, before Easter Sunday), the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are celebrated, during which all are received into the Church.

If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming Catholic, please call me so that we can talk about this. I would like to get to know you and how we can be helpful to you, and would like to give you any information that would be helpful to you. Call me at 859-816-3198.