About Our Faith
"Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years. This already happens when the family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents." (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2226)
"The soul is regenerated in the sacred waters of baptism and thus becomes God's child.” St. Maximilian Kolbehe soul is regenerated in the sacred waters of baptism and thus becomes God's child.”
Parents should be registered in the parish or live within the Church’s boundaries. You must be registered in advance for baptismal class and provide your child’s state birth certificate. Parents and godparents are required to attend baptismal class.
Children's Faith Formation
Our registration usually begins in early September.
Classes are on Sundays.
High School Faith Formation
This program is designed for any teenagers who would like to prepare to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. If a teen has been baptized but has not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, these classes will guide him/her through the preparation process for these sacraments.
RCIA For Adults
What is R.C.I.A.?
R.C.I.A. (or simply "RCIA") stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults,
the process by which an adult person is initiated into the Catholic Church, through Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. Through this process, the adult is formed in the Christian faith, with the local parish community serving as both catechists and models.
What Do I Do if I Think I Sant to Become a Catholic?
God calls, and we respond.
Through the process of Christian initiation, men and women at all stages of the journey of faith come together in a non-threatening and pressure-free environment to learn more about the Catholic Church.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process by which men and women become members of the Catholic Church. The process takes place within the context of the church community, and after an appropriate period of formation, the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
The Catholic Church honors the baptism of those who have already been baptized with the Trinitarian rite, and they do not need to be baptized again. RCIA provides a forum for shared spiritual growth, and a means to explore the Catholic Christian tradition through Scripture, sacraments, Church teachings, and social doctrine, all within the Catholic faith community.
The training includes several areas:
Scriptures - The Stories of God's People
Teachings - What Catholics Believe
Prayer - How We Communicate With God
Liturgy - How the Community Worships
Mission - How We Live What We Believe
Who Can Attend RCIA?
The initiation process is for adults who:
Are not baptized and want to become Christian Catholics through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist;
Are baptized Christians (in another Christian or Catholic tradition) who want to obtain full sacramental communion in the Roman Catholic Church through Confirmation and the Eucharist; and
Are attending a Catholic Church because they accompany a loved one or spouse and are not sure if the Catholic Church is for them, but they are willing to ask questions.
How Long Does It Take to Become a Catholic?
It takes “as long as it takes.”
Becoming a Catholic is an ongoing commitment that lasts a lifetime. The process usually takes about a year but can take less or longer depending on the person.