Becoming Catholic

Dorothy Day writes, “The final word is love…To love we must know each other … and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone any more…We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”

Despite the many challenges we face today, we believe in the power of love found in Communion and in community. Our parishes invite anyone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith to consider the RCIA process. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a place where adults of any or no faith tradition can explore questions of faith and prepare to join the Catholic Church. Our four-parish RCIA process is underway. Given the ongoing pandemic, we will be as flexible as possible regarding in-person, virtual and alternate meeting opportunities.

RCIA invites those who have never been baptized, those who may have been baptized in another Christian tradition, and those who were baptized Catholic but have not received the sacraments of first Holy Communion or Confirmation.

Meetings for RCIA begin Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Old St. Mary’s Parish Center (835 N Milwaukee St). This group meets weekly September through May, with sacraments being received at the Easter Vigil. We would love to have you join us as we seek to follow Jesus together and witness to His life-giving love!

If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6180 or .