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Becoming Catholic


Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a Catholic? The journey of discovery, enlightenment, and faith awaits!

What is RCIA?
RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—a four-stage process for embracing Catholicism: Inquiry, Catechumenate, Purification and Enlightenment, and Mystagogy.

Catholic Inquiry:
This is the first step! Join us for Catholic Inquiry, an opportunity to explore the Catholic Church, ask questions, learn the true teachings, and discover the value of faith. No obligations or pressure—your decision to continue with RCIA is entirely yours.
June 25, 6:30PM-8:00PM, SEAS Cafe, Inquiry Meeting.
July 16, 6:30PM-8:00PM, SEAS Cafe, Inquiry Meeting.

Join Us:
Whether you're searching, belonging, maturing, or seeking a deeper experience, all are welcome to join this journey. Come, inquire, and explore the richness of the Catholic faith.
We look forward to welcoming you!

A Walk Through the RCIA Process-Click Here

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program invites you to join its sessions every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Whether you're seeking a deeper spiritual experience, considering becoming a Catholic, or know someone who is, all are welcome to attend these meetings. The RCIA process is designed for adults, whether baptized or not, who wish to become part of the Catholic Christian community. The classes will run August 20, 2024 through May 20, 2025. Come and join the journey towards a richer understanding of faith and community!

For further information or inquiries, feel free to contact us through the following:

Pat Brewer
- Phone: 417-988-5119
- Email: patricia.dix@coxhealth.com

Jami Stevens
- Phone: 417-830-2096
- Email: jami.stevens09@gmail.com

The 2022-2023 RCIA program witnessed the participation of 30 Candidates and Catechumen, marking a significant milestone with 20 Catechumen receiving baptism at the Easter Vigil. This cohort represents one of the largest groups in several years, showcasing the program's vitality. The Candidates and Catechumen had the privilege of meeting Bishop Rice, Bishop Liebrecht, Fr. Fergus, and Fr. Mike, who contributed by teaching classes. Additionally, Fr. Kiefer led several classes. An enriching experience occurred during Bishop Rice's class, where they had the opportunity to connect with Candidates and Catechumen from other parishes. The journey culminated with the celebration of the Rite of Sending and Election, wherein Bishop Rice formally approved their continuation and participation in the Easter Vigil.