Becoming Catholic: RCIA

The Catholic Church is unlike any other organization on earth. In fact, it is more accurate to call the Church an “organism” – a living body: Christ’s body.

Why be Catholic?

To become Catholic is to become part of His body – a process that begins with Baptism and continues forever. Being Catholic in today’s world provides both great challenges and great opportunities for personal growth and self-awareness, and also a solid foundation for a life of community and relationship with God.


Baptism at Easter Vigil at OLA 04/15/17Parishes welcome new adult and young adult members into the Catholic Church through a process of education, faith sharing, and rituals known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For more information, please contact Donna Delahanty, Director of Parish Ministries, or fill out the online RCIA Interest Form.