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Becoming Catholic - RCIA (Adults)

Do you ever ask yourself…

  • What am I looking for in life?
  • How can I be a better person?
  • How can I come to know God’s love?
  • How can I know the right path God has in store for me?

Or perhaps you ask...

  • What is the Catholic Church all about?
  • What do Catholics really believe?
  • Might becoming Catholic be something for me?

    Click here to submit an on-line R.C.I.A. Inquiry Form.

What are you looking for...

If you ever ask these questions, or questions like them, look at life as a Catholic. For 2000 years, people have turned to the Church to find answers to the deepest questions of life. Are you interested in finding out more about how to become a Catholic?

First steps on a journey...

If you want to know more, you are always welcome to come to any Mass, prayer service, or any other public event at St. Michael's (check out the bulletin or calendar for events). Or you can drop us a line at, call the office at 260-837-7115, or click here for our Contact Form.


The next steps on the journey...

New members, whether children or adults, are brought into the Church through the sacraments of baptism, Confirmation, and communion. These sacraments are often called "the sacraments of initiation" because through these sacred prayers, individuals are initiated into the People of God. Adults prepare for these sacraments through ceremonies and programs called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - or RCIA.


RCIA - What is it and how do I get there?

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish in Waterloo begins a new RCIA group every autumn. We meet twice a month between the Sunday Masses (at 9:00 a.m.) for a learning session, and attend Mass together every Sunday. Along the way, we prepare ourselves for our lives as Roman Catholics. Then at the Easter Vigil Mass each year, new members are brought into full membership of the Catholic Church through the holy sacraments.

You are free to ask questions or to look at the Catholic Church at any time, of course - but as we gather into a group, there needs to be a schedule. Each year, we start our meetings in October. We plan to meet twice a month between the Sunday Masses at 9:00 a.m., or by appointment. When Lent begins, we will meet weekly. The sessions take place in the Parish Office. Alternative arrangements can be made for special circumstances. Click here for more information. 

For more information, you can talk with Bobbie Charleswood or our pastor Father Vincent Joseph. Walk-ins also welcome!

Remember, no one has to "sign on the dotted line" to attend our inquiry sessions. This is a time of looking at Catholicism and looking at yourself. This is one step in your journey of faith.

RCIA Coordinator: Mrs. Bobbie Charleswood, | 260-837-7115 (office)


Sponsor Form*

*If your sponsor attends a different parish, he or she will need to have the active parishioner form filled out by his or her priest. Please return completed forms to Mrs. Charleswood or the parish office.