R.C.I.A. – an Invitation to Faith
“I have called you by name, you are mine.”
St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Community welcomes you as you seek to
explore the possibility of becoming a Catholic Christian. Our
community shares this journey with you through a process called:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). You are
welcome to begin your journey at any time. We offer the RCIA
sessions on Monday evenings, beginning in October. It involves an
ongoing period of study and reflection. When the individual is
ready, the sacraments are conferred at the Easter Vigil.
Becoming Catholic is a journey in faith. Becoming Catholic
involves entering into relationship with a community of God's
people. Our hope is that you will enjoy a deeper relationship
with God as you also become acquainted with members of St. Paul of
Tarsus Parish community, who will pray with you and for you
throughout your journey. Your RCIA journey will be a unique time
for you. You will no doubt notice how your own life experiences
and beliefs have brought you to this point as you listen to God's
invitation to explore the Catholic faith.
never baptized who desire to become Catholic.
baptized in another Christian church who might desire to become a
baptized Catholic but perhaps have been away from the church and
have not received full reception into the church through the
Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation.
or someone you know would like additional information, have any
questions, or would like to discuss the R.C.I.A. in more detail,
please contact Peggy DeClercq, in the Religious Education office