RCIA

Becoming Catholic

You belong here.

Whether you are set on joining the Catholic Church or you simply want to explore the possibility, we believe that RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the perfect place to have your questions answered.

Exploring the possibility...

Not sure if you want to become Catholic? Not a problem! The initial sessions are set-up in such a way so as to create a place of safety for you and any thoughts and questions that you might bring with you. We have found this truly an essential part of the process so that when discussions of the more difficult topics arise we can seek Truth together. Whether you were raised Catholic and are now seeking further sacraments or you have never stepped in a Church before, you will have a place to belong here.

What is RCIA?
Is RCIA Appropriate for Children?
What if I'm already Catholic and want to receive Confirmation?
I am already Confirmed, is RCIA right for me?

Growing Together

Our adults in RCIA have an opportunity to grow in their relationship with God, themselves, and the other adults who are also considering joining the Catholic Church. At our weekly sessions, we learn together, ask questions, and encourage one another in our journey of faith.

St. Bridget's RCIA meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Parish Hall. We will also have a retreat day on November 7th from 10:00am-3:00pm. Those in the program are asked to be in attendance.

We recognize that many people have work and family schedules that will not allow them to be at every meeting. That said, it’s best if you attend most meetings because each lesson builds on earlier ones. If you have to miss an evening, we’ll provide ways for you to catch up on what you miss.


Taking that First Step

The first step to explore the RCIA process is to schedule a meeting with Fr. Grismer 815-633-6311 or frgrismer@gmail.com so that together we can discover the best way to help you grow closer to Christ and His Church.

"If up till now you have kept Him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms. If you have been indifferent, take a risk: you won't be disappointed. If following Him seems difficult, don't be afraid, trust Him, be confident that He is close to you."

-Pope Francis