Becoming Catholic

Step 1: Learn About Catholicism

One of the best ways you can learn about the Catholic Faith is to visit our Parish and let us know that you are interested in learning more about the Faith.

To get started with an overview of Catholic teaching, you can consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Step 2: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults or RCIA is a program designed for:

  1. Adults who have been validly baptized in another Christian denomination and who now want to be received into the Catholic Church;
  2. Adults who have not been baptized as a Christian and would like to become a member of the Catholic Church;
  3. Adults who have not made a commitment to join the Church but who would like more information about the Catholic faith; and
  4. Adults who were baptized in the Catholic Church as children but who have not completed their initiation into the Church and have not received their First Communion and/or the Sacrament of Confirmation.

The program begins in September of each year and runs until the following Easter when those who have completed their initiation are formally adopted as full members of the Church. 

Anyone interested in finding out more about the RCIA program or obtaining information about becoming a Catholic should contact Father William Hann at 250-477-5321 or