Come and see. —John 1:46
Step 1: Inquiry
If you want to become Catholic, or if you are just have questions or are thinking about it and want to learn more before deciding, download and fill out the "Becoming Catholic" flier, and contact Fr. Hyacinth, using the links above. He will be in touch with you and will be glad to meet with you and answer any initial questions you might have.
Step 2: R.C.I.A.
R.C.I.A., which stands for "Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults," is the process whereby someone becomes a Catholic Christian. It involves weekly instructional classes with others from September to May. It is for (1) those who are not yet baptized, (2) those who are already baptized and Christian but are desirous of embracing the fullness of Christianity in the Catholic Faith, and (3) Catholics who, for whatever reasons, never received Confirmation and/or Holy Communion. RCIA, therefore, is a journey into relationship with God through Christ, an embracing of all God wants to teach and give you, a guided entrance into the Catholic Church, and a prepared reception of God's grace in the Sacraments. See the following orientation document for more information:
Course / Binder handouts can be accessed here, divided into the 4 parts of the Catholic Faith, Belief, Worship, Life, and Prayer:
Or the whole Course/Binder with all four sections can be accessed in one file here:
Step 3: Live & Grow in Your Faith for the Rest of Your Life
Other RCIA Materials