Adults (18+ years) and Youth (Age 7 to 17)
The decision to embrace Catholicism entails more than adopting a set of beliefs or following certain practices. It is more than joining an organization. Entering the Catholic Church opens us to new spiritual insights and a new understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
Becoming Catholic may involve a transformation from having “no belief” to suddenly discovering what it means to be a Christian. It may be a reawakening of belief. Or for someone already committed to Christ, it may mean moving to a different dimension of belief, and a new faith home.
The process for becoming Catholic is a series of steps, conducted in the context of learning about the faith and spiritual formation, through which a person is fully incorporated in the Body of Christ, the Church.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) process is offered for those who are unbaptized, OR are baptized in another Christian faith. This program is also for adult Catholics who are seeking preparation for Eucharist and Confirmation.
St. Simon and St. Jude parish offers inquiry sessions that allow seekers to examine the Catholic faith more closely. Participants are able to ask questions, explore Catholic teachings, and discover what it means to be a Catholic Christian in an informal and comfortable atmosphere.
You or someone you know who is interested, or if you have further questions please contact Judy Lawyer, RCIA Coordinator at 281-367-9885, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sealing of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation into the Catholic Church. If, for whatever reason, you have not received this powerful sacrament, we encourage you to do so! Twice each year, preparation for Confirmation of adults is offered at our parish. Contact Katie Kozak to begin! email@example.com
· You have to be an adult, at least 18 years or older, no longer attending high school.
· You already received Baptism in the Catholic Church and have received Holy Communion.
· You have a relationship with Jesus Christ and desire a deeper union with Him and His Church through the sacraments.
· An interview will be held where we will discuss more fully the preparation process and your readiness to celebrate this sacrament.