The RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is the normal way for unbaptized persons and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition to become Catholic. A parallel program, the RCIC, or Rite of Christian Initiation for Children, prepares children (over age 7) who wish to be baptized into the Catholic faith.
Life is a journey that continually searches for meaning. The human heart hungers for relationships that nurture one’s maturity and ability to love and to be loved. Often as one seeks to fulfill these very human yearnings, the realization that something is missing from life is made. As one reflects upon this void, it is not unusual to discover that this something is God. This awakening may lead to a turning point in one’s life to commit to a relationship with God and seek out a worshipping community to guide one’s journey in faith. Many will ask the question: How can I become a Catholic?
Please call Stephanie Pritts, St. Malachi Pastoral Minister/DRE at (216) 861-5343 or Stephanie.P@StMalachi.org if you have any questions or if you would like to begin this journey.