How does an adult, baptized or not, become Catholic? What is the process? Anyone eighteen years old or older can go through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) to become a part of the Catholic faith community. If interested come to one of the Inquiry meetings usually held in the evening on the first and third Mondays of the month. Check the weekly bulletin for details.
Then you enter two “learning phases” that begin the Monday after Labor Day and continues until Easter Vigil (the Saturday evening before Easter Sunday) when the Initiation Sacraments are received. After Easter is a time where these new Catholics move into a deeper understanding of where Christ and the Church are calling them to use their gifts.
One may think that the process for adults to enter the Catholic Church is daunting or excessively long. However, anyone who has been through the process can tell you that it is actually very educational and rewarding both mentally and spiritually.