St. Mary, Our Lady of the Snows

How To Become Catholic


Through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process non-baptized persons, persons baptized in another Christian denomination, and Catholics who have been baptized but never catechized, have the oppotunity of becoming fully initiated Catholics.  This journey to become Catholic is for both Adults and Children and is outlined in greater detail below.  To register please fill out the follow form:


RCIA Adult Information Form  ( Download )
RCIA Children Information Form  ( Download )




STAGE 1:  Just Looking                      

In the inquiry stage, you're just exploring:  Jesus, and the Catholic
community are some of the topics. A time for asking questions
as there are no  judgements or commitment. 

   STAGE  2:   Learning about the Faith    

In the catechumenate, as your faith begins to develop, you need
to learn and grow more, come into closercontact with the
Living God and  learn more about  the Catholic faith and traditions.

STAGE  3:  Getting ready for a new life in christ    

The final stage before celebrating  the Easter sacraments of
initiation: baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist  is purification and enlightenment.

         STAGE  4: Reflecting on mysteries

This stage called Mystagogy  ("interpretation of mystery") is the
final period of the initiation of adults.   During this period the meaning
of your spirituality and the Sacraments is  further explored.


As Pope Francis says "God is not afraid of new things!
That is why he is continually surprising us, opening our hearts,
and guiding us in unexpected ways."







Everyone's journey is different.  While preparation sessions generally take place on Sunday mornings, we are more than happy to work with your schedule to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability (current schedule is available via the St. Mary Calendar). 

For more information on sponsoring a candidate or choosing a sponsor go here.



Welcome to the Way of the Cross.  A Prayer for Hope and Healing Amidst a Global Pandemic presented by those involved in the 2020 RCIA of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Snows. Please pray along with us as you watch and reflect on these stations. May God continue to keep us in His loving arms.



Need more information? 

Please contact:  Deacon Tim Pilon, Director of Adult Formation / RCIA  248-685-2702,