How do I become Catholic?
For those who are interested in becoming Catholic, St .Vincent de Paul offers the experience of RCIA. That is, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This program is led by a team of parish members who are dedicated to sharing and teaching the Catholic Faith! Not only will you learn the essentials of our faith, but you will also enter in to an experience of community and prayer! RCIA goes from Fall until slightly after the Easter Vigil. Those wishing to enter the Catholic Church will do so at the Easter Vigil (night before Easter) Mass.
Classes go from August 31st until April 26th Below is the schedule for the next month with assigned readings.
10/26 Mary and the Saints (Pg 127-131)
11/2 Prayer/Spirituality (Pg 119-125)
11/4 Saturday 8am-Noon #1Retreat - Prayer/Sacramentals
11/9 Church Visit/Advent/Liturgical Year/Practice Rite of Welcome
11/12 Sunday Mass at 9:00 Rite of Welcome- (First Dismissal)Photos
11/16 The Church/Church History (Pg 33-45, 143-145)
11/23 No Class Thanksgiving
11/30 Catholic Morality - #1 (Pg 47-68)
Below are supplemental resources that are meant to be in addition to materials given during regular classes. Check back regularly as we will update throughout the course. Links will take your to external websites.
FORMED.org is a wonderful online resource of videos, ebooks, audio books and more. It provides a rich array of content on the Catholic faith! Think of it like a Catholic Netflix. Go to Formed.org, click on register. Enter our parish access code: nr3939 (case sensitive). This service is provided by the parish and is free to all parishioners!
Parish Library: We have a great selection of books on the Catholic faith in our Parish Library located in the family room on the west side of the narthex of the church. Read More and see book listings of library.