In the Heart of Barton

Becoming Catholic-RCIA




you are not Catholic, and are intrigued by the Church; 
you have never been baptized, and desire to know the depths of the Mercy of God;
you are baptized, but never received your first Confession or Holy Communion;
you were never confirmed in the Holy Spirit;
you have fallen away from your Catholic roots and need a refresher on what exactly the Church teaches;

then consider joining our "Becoming Fully Catholic" courses.

We will be meeting three times a month from October until May with morning and evening options, where our priests will (re)introduce the Catholic faith in all of it's treasures.

To sign up, contact our Director of Catholic Formation and Evangelization, Julie Braun.

email [email protected] or call 262-338-2366

Parish "programs" begin and end.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is much more than a "program."  The RCIA is an on-going sacramental process that welcomes individuals who wish to become Catholic. 

The RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a journey of faith.  This Rite of the Catholic Church is for those who have not been baptized and is adapted for those who were baptized and come from other Christian traditions.  The RCIA process is more than a simple process of pouring the water and saying the words of baptism.  It is a time of inquiry, discovering where God is calling the individual.  This process is a time of learning what the Catholic Church is all about and how to live as Catholic Christians.  It is a time of preparation for the Easter sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  The RCIA is a time of spiritual growth.

As a Rite of the Catholic Church this faith Journey is marked with liturgical celebrations.  We begin with the Rite of Acceptance, welcoming the inquirers and signing them with the sign of Christ.  The Rite of Sending sends the Catechumens to the Cathedral to be introduced to the Archbishop and celebrate the Rite of Election.  At the Easter Vigil the elect and candidates receive the sacraments of Initiation.