Becoming Catholic

The Catholic Church invites everyone to become a member of the Body of Christ.

Like every journey, the path to the Catholic Church is different depending on where you start. Here are some starting points:

  • I am not baptized. Those who have never been baptized join the Order of Christian Initiation (OCIA/RCIA).
  • I was baptized in another denomination. Those who are baptized in another Christian Denomination join the Catholic Church by making a profession of faith in the Church and completing their initiation by receiving the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmation. Those coming into full communion with the Church receive formation along with those in the OCIA/RCIA
  • I was baptized Catholic, but I have been going to another church or have not gone to Mass in a long time. If you were Baptized Catholic, you are a Catholic. If you want to go back to Mass, contact us and have a conversation with the pastor. To start practicing your faith again, you need to go to Confession. If you have not received some of the sacraments in the Church, your local pastor can help.

Have you thought God is leading you in this direction and want to find out more?

We would love to help you on your journey!  Contact the parish office at 419.589.2114 ext. 501

The Church is for everyone: “the Church is catholic because she has been sent out by Christ on a mission to the whole of the human race” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 831.