Becoming Catholic

 

I’m not Catholic… But I’d like to know more about what the Catholic Church teaches, and why.

 

You may be surprised with what you find in the Catholic faith. Many people who take time to learn about the Church's teachings discover that they really don’t have the objections they may have had.

 

Converts to the Catholic faith have uncovered the rich and extensive history and traditions of the Church, that go back to Christ Himself.

 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.

 

RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

The entire process takes several months, (ideally a minimum of one complete liturgical year), but participants are generally invited to proceed at a pace which suits them individually. The Church prefers to call this a process and not a program.

 

Pastoral Associate/RCIA

Deborah Rudolph

252-1363 Ext. 1103
 

    St. Francis Xavier is a Catholic Parish in the Diocese of St. Cloud​

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    We are a Welcoming Catholic Community called by God to ​follow Jesus Christ.​

    ​​Our faith leads us on a path of hope as we worship together support each other, and promote life-long education.​

    ​We join together in loving and sensitive outreach to all people.​

    St. Francis Xavier Parish   
    219 2nd Street North
    P.O. Box 150
    Sartell, MN 56377     ​

    Phone: (320) 252-1363

     

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