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). To find out more, please contact Donna Delahanty, Director of Parish Ministries, at