Holy Family Catholic Church welcomes individuals and families who are interested in becoming Catholic and joining our faith community.
Our Becoming Catholic team helps people who are inquiring about the Catholic faith and those who are considering joining the Catholic Church. We also help those who have been away from the Church return at a comfortable pace. We'd love to talk with you to find out where you are in your faith journey and how we can help!
The first step is to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Becoming Catholic team member. At that meeting, we listen to your faith story and discover how we can best help you on your spiritual journey in the areas of word, worship, witness and community (see Acts 2:42-43).
The next step is creating an individualized faith formation map to guide you on your journey. Depending on your needs and desires, we may then match you with a faith journey companion or sponsor. After that, in addition to attending Mass, you may do one or more of the following:
- Continue to meet one-on-one.
- Begin attending inquiry or formation sessions.
- Participate in study or faith sharing groups.
As part of your journey, you may attend group inquiry and formation sessions that usually meet on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM. Some sessions meet on different days and at different times.
You may be asked to attend Scripture reflection sessions based on the Mass readings. These sessions typically meet on Sundays as part of the 8:00 AM Mass.
Your faith yourney will also likely include special liturgies, retreats, and service opportunities.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process that unbaptized adults go thourgh to become Catholic and fully initiated into the Church. It is more than just learning the history, rules, and regulations. It is building a relationship with God and the worshiping community. Click here to learn more about RCIA on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.
What if I'm already baptized? What if I'm a Catholic seeking to be confirmed?
Adults who have already been validly baptized (including Baptized Catholics wanting to be confirmed) follow a path customized as much as possible to their unique needs and previous faith journey. It is very likely that the length and pace of your faith journey may differ from others. Rites take place and sacraments are conferred when both the individual and the parish are ready, and prayerful discernment is always part of each person's journey.
If you're already Catholic, we're happy to talk with those who may be called as:
- Prayer Partners
- Hospitality or Session Hosts
- Faith Story Tellers
- Faith Companions or Sponsors
- Small Group Facilitators
This is a great opportunity to learn more and to grow in your faith too!
For more information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, contact Christen Cota at [email protected] or by phone, 816-436-9200 ext.304.