Becoming a Catholic

The Church has a wonderful process to accompany those desiring to join the Catholic faith called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. This process is for individuals who have never been baptized, for those who have been baptized Catholic but never received Eucharist or Confirmation, and for those who are baptized in another faith tradition (Protestant) and wish to become Catholic. The process of learning and growing spiritually is individually tailored. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, reminds us that, “Jesus urges his disciples to go out and meet others where they really are, not where we think they should be.” This statement is exactly what our RCIA Team strives to do. Please feel free to come as you are with any questions you may have. Our team simply wants to get to know you, talk faith, and walk alongside you as you journey in becoming Catholic.

For more information on becoming Catholic or for any questions, please contact Deacon Carl Koester at: 716-646-2480 or