How Does one Become Catholic?

Ever wonder how someone becomes Catholic?

Most Catholics are born into Catholic families and gradually come to share in the full sacramental life of the church. Others, who may have been previously baptized in a non-Catholic Christian church, have become Catholics after making a solemn profession of faith, being confirmed and sharing Eucharist with the Catholic community. And some, never baptized, have been initiated through a process that leads to Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Catholic Church's annual celebration of Easter.

The Catholic Church warmly welcomes new members and tries to provide an appropriate spiritual formation according to each person's needs. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Catholic Church's way of initiating new members.

Everyone interested in learning more about the RCIA process is invited to attend an information session at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Fireside Room, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

For more information email Christine Griffith.