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Becoming Catholic


Are you interested in becoming a Catholic?

To search, to belong, to mature, to be nourished, to continue to grow, to love and be loved; these are fundamental stirrings of the human heart. Are you or someone you know hungering for a sense of belonging to God and to a Faith community? Are you or someone you know thirsting for a deeper experience of the heart and soul? Our lives are lived in seeking satisfaction of these very deep hungers.

What is RCIA

It is a wondrous journey of discovery, enlightenment, and faith. RCIA is the abbreviation for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults which is a four stage process for becoming a Catholic which includes Inquiry (Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate); the Period of the Catechumenate, the Period of Purification and Enlightenment; and, finally, the Period of Mystagogy.

Join us for Catholic Inquiry

Please join us. Whatever the reasons for your interest, you are invited to join us and others interested in the Catholic faith. Catholic Inquiry is the first stage of the process commonly known as RCIA. You will have the opportunity to investigate the Catholic Church, ask questions, hear the questions of others, learn the true teachings of the Church, and learn the value of faith. There is no obligation or pressure. You alone decide if you want to continue with the RCIA process.

A Walk Through the RCIA Process-Click Here


Contact Us

Pat Brewer, 417-988-5119, [email protected]
Jami Stevens, 417-830-2096, [email protected]

RCIA meets on Tuesdays
Are you or someone you know thirsting for a deeper experience of the heart and soul?
Are you interested in becoming a Catholic?
You are welcome to attend a meeting to learn more.
RCIA is a process through which adults, baptized or not baptized, become part of the Catholic Christian community.
All sessions start at 6:30 PM | Come and join us!
Classes Begin August 22, 6:30PM Tuesdays through April 16.

2022-2023 RCIA has 30 Candidates and Catechumen. Of the 30 we have 20 Catechumen that will be baptized at this year's Easter Vigil. This is one of the largest groups of Catechumen that the RCIA program has seen in several years. So far this year the Candidates and Catechumen have been able to meet Bishop Rice, Bishop Liebrecht, Fr. Fergus, and Fr. Mike when they came and taught classes for them. Fr. Kiefer has been able to teach several classes this year as well. During the class taught from Bishop Rice they were able to meet Candidates and Catechumen from other Parishes as well. The group will celebrate the Rite of Sending and Election on February 26th which will be when they are formally approved by Bishop Rice to continue and participate in the Easter Vigil.