Become Catholic (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Catholic Church’s way of welcoming new members. It is a process of conversion likened to a journey in which the inquirers integrate into the faith community. It is a four-phase process with rituals between each phase. Sessions include discussions about many aspects of the Catholic faith including the Trinity, scripture, sacraments, saints, moral theology, prayer experiences, etc. The process typically takes many months, sometimes years, with initiation at the Easter Vigil. With our focus on campus ministry, the RCIA process at St. Thomas More Newman Center accommodates the academic calendar.

The whole Catholic community has a responsibility to participate in this welcoming.

For those interested in joining the Catholic Church:

Join us in the Disciples Room for an informal overview of the process of becoming Catholic. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of someone who recently went through the RCIA process. Contact Lisa Rose at lisa.rose@comonewman.org or 573-449-5424 for more information, or just come to the session. Inquiry sessions will typically be on the second Sunday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Disciples Room at Newman. Upcoming dates are as follows:

Jan. 8 | Feb. 12 | March 12 

Please check the bulletin for any changes to the schedule.

Regular RCIA sessions are held on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and include discussions about many aspects of the Catholic faith including the Trinity, scripture, sacraments, saints, moral theology, etc. Participants are also introduced to a variety of prayer experiences. These will begin mid September and will meet in the MPR at St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish.

Contact Lisa Rose at lisa.rose@comonewman.org for more information or to register.