Becoming Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Are you curious about the Catholic faith?

Have you been baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in becoming a Catholic?

Were you baptized a Catholic and would like to receive Eucharist and Confirmation?

Do you know someone who might be interested in becoming a Catholic?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, a warm welcome to you! The process to explore the Catholic faith is called the RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). This journey of study and prayer generally takes a year. There is no set date to begin; one can begin at any time. Gatherings occur on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The process is twofold. The first being an opportunity to uncover God’s loving presence in one’s personal life and the second, a means to help a person embrace the rich treasury of the Catholic faith.

Contact

Deacon Kurt Lange at (630) 615-7607 or klange@st-raphael.com

Catholics Come Home

Have you been away from the Catholic Church for a while? We’ve missed you, and our Church is not the same without you!

There’s an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It’s your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home.

We hope you accept this as your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder, and mystery of the Catholic faith. As your brothers and sisters in our worldwide Catholic family, we want you back. We’ve missed you, and our Church is not the same without you.

Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. We are Catholic. Welcome home.