41300 Romeo Plank Road   

Clinton Township, MI 48038   

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 St. Paul of Tarsus
 Catholic Church  

Web Site Coordinator Jan Meike  

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R.C.I.A. – an Invitation to Faith


“I have called you by name, you are mine.”

(Isaiah 43:1)


The 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.


What is RCIA?

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.


Who is RCIA for:

*    Adults never baptized who desire to become Catholic.

*    Adults baptized in another Christian church who might desire to become a Catholic.

*    Adults 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.


If you 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 at 586-228-6651.