Become Catholic

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

“The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi, where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see. ‘” (John 1:37-39)

God calls us all in mysterious ways. If you find yourself searching for more meaning in your life, if you are attracted to the Catholic worship, if you want a way to form your children in the faith, we invite you to explore the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church offers a way for you to explore prayer, Scripture, service and community aspect of following Jesus Christ. The process of the journey is in four distinct stages, inquiry, deeper learning and study, prayer and reflection. The stages surround three rites or prayer experiences in the presence of the faith community. This journey is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Whether you are unbaptized, baptized in another faith tradition and searching, or have children over age seven seeking baptism or have been baptized in another faith tradition, come and journey with us. Adult Catholics who have not received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation are invited also invited.

If you or someone you know might be interested in exploring the Catholic faith, please have them contact Christa Blomstrom at 595-0385, ext. 107 or cblomstrom@olmc.org.

Learn more about the RCIA process at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website or consider the Three Reasons to be Catholic.