How to Become a Catholic

Why are we here?           What is life all about?         What happens when we die?

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Believe in the Unseen
I believe in the existence of the wind. Do you? I have never seen the wind. Have you?
And yet, I believe the wind exists. Not only that, I believe that the wind is an awesome thing.
Why should this be?
I know that some very weighty and academic studies and explanations of the wind have been written through the ages.
But none of these are the reason I believe that the wind exists.
The only reason I believe the wind exists is that I have experienced the wind and its effects.
Simple. Full stop. I have experienced it.
I believe in God for the very same reason: I have had a personal experience of God.
I have had the experience of God in so many ways in my life: in the love of my family and friends,
in the stillness of my prayer life and the sacraments, in the wonderful world of nature.
Excerpted from Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Living by Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus SJ (pp. 103-104)

How will the Lord come?

 God is hidden in our life, he is always there – he is concealed in the commonest and most ordinary situations in our life. He does not come in extraordinary events, but in everyday things; he manifests himself in everyday things. He is there, in our daily work, in a chance encounter, in the face of someone in need, even when we face days that seem grey and monotonous, it is right there that we find the Lord, who calls to us, speaks to us and inspires our actions.

 How can we recognize and welcome the Lord? 

We must be awake, alert, vigilant. Let’s try to ask ourselves: am I aware of what I am living, am I alert, am I awake? Do I try to recognize God’s present in daily situations, or am I distracted and a little overwhelmed by things? Therefore, brothers and sisters, let us remain vigilant! Waiting for the Lord to come, waiting for the Lord to come close to us, because he is there, but waiting alert. And may the Holy Virgin, Woman of waiting, who knew how to perceive the passing of God in the humble and hidden life of Nazareth and welcomed him in her womb, help us in this journey of being attentive to wait for the Lord who is among us and passes by.


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RCIA = Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

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We have been called by God to do his work: to walk with our brothers and sisters
who seek the Risen Lord and want to learn about the Catholic faith.
It is a privilege to do so.

If  the overview of the RCIA process seems daunting, fear not!

You will be experiencing this journey with other adults who are also learning about the Catholic Church.

A team of dedicated people from the parish community facilitate the weekly meetings to assist you in deepening your understanding of the Catholic faith.

Most importantly, the process takes place within a parish community that will support you with their prayers.