Becoming Catholic

Faith is a way of seeing.  It is a way of understanding, answering and living the fundamental questions of life.  To be Christian and Catholic is to see, celebrate and live in a particular way.  If your heart is leading you to seek a deeper relationship with God, if you are curious about what Catholics believe, then the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the place to start. 

RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS)

RCIA is the process by which the Church community shares its faith and love of the Lord. The process usually takes about nine months from September to after Easter. At the end of the experience, those who wish to become Catholic may do so. Because each person's journey of faith is unique, their particular situation is taken into account. At Easter time, those wishing to become Catholic celebrate Baptism (if they have not been baptized before), Confirmation and their first Eucharist.

For more information, contact:

Renee Bogue
Pastoral Assistant for RCIA, Baptism, Marriages and Grief Ministry
rbogue@stcharlesb.org
253-564-5185 ext. 3037

TOPICS AND EVENTS INCLUDE:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Tour of the church
  • Explanation of the Mass
  • The Bible
  • The search for meaning
  • Jesus and the trinity
  • Discipleship
  • Church history
  • The church today
  • Mary, saints and angels
  • Prayer
  • Baptism
  • Eucharist
  • Anointing of the sick
  • Holy orders
  • Marriage
  • Reconciliation
  • Confirmation
  • Growth in virtue
  • Moral decision making
  • Social teaching and respect of life
  • Last things: judgments, heaven, hell
  • Chrism Mass in Seattle
  • Easter celebration