Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

“Come and you will see” Jn. 1:39

Join us on Monday evenings for dinner, teaching, discussion and prayer. We meet in the parish center located at 5671 Whitmore Lake Road from 6:15pm-8:45pm. Contact  John Pratt, Director of Religious Education, to find out more about the process of becoming Catholic.

John Pratt
Office: (734)662-8141 ext. 30
Cell: (269)252-1402
Email: jpratt@stpatricka2.org

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the liturgical, catechetical, and pastoral process by which those who are interested in Catholicism prepare for reception into the Catholic Church at Easter. The RCIA process includes study, prayer, and discernment and typically lasts for 6-12 months. This preparation includes weekly catechetical sessions which help participants to enter into the life of the Catholic faith. This “apprenticeship” in the faith includes learning the beliefs of the Catholic faith, praying with Scripture, preparing for special liturgical rites and celebrations, and setting aside time for questions and discussion.
Our parish will provide you with resources and support to help you prepare for full participation in the Catholic faith. The course provides an important foundation in the fundamentals of Catholic teaching. Classes are taught by John Pratt as well as Father Gerald Gawronski, our pastor.
If interested, consider learning more about our Discovering Christ series running from Sept. 12-Oct. 24. It offers you a chance to ask questions, hear what we believe as Catholics, and  meet with some parishioners and others curious about the Catholic faith.