Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

"Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'" - John 8:12

God is calling YOU! He calls us each of us to seek him, know him and to love him. Begin and grow your relationship with God through the Catholic Church.

Do you identify with any of these statements? 

  • I have never been baptized, and desire to learn more about the Catholic faith.
  • I was baptized Catholic, but never received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation and desire to receive it.
  • I was baptized in another Christian denomination and desire to learn more about the Catholic Church.
  • I have children who are 7 years or older who have never been baptized and desire them to be baptized.

No matter where you are on your faith journey, we are honored to walk with you and guide you towards a more intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. 

What are the Sacraments of Initiation?


What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey toward living a full, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through full initiation into the Catholic Church. For some, this involves receiving all of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Others may have been validly baptized in different Christian denominations, and will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist to become members of the Catholic Church. Finally, even Catholics participate in RCIA. Many have been baptized, but have not been fully initiated by way of Confirmation and Eucharist.

Formation sessions begin in September and run through the Easter Vigil.


Congratulations to our 2022 Catechumens!

At the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 16, 2022,  Divine Child welcomed 19 people into Full Communion with the Catholic Church.
Congratulations and welcome to: 
Gail Brickley | Elizabeth Chesney | Mason Dehl | Sarah Dehl | Malak Jomaa | Dominic Lesnock 
Odalys Lopez | Michael MacDonald | Amelia Metzcus | Evelynn Miller | Madison Mosier 
Breanna Morrison | Kailin Price | Antonio Ramierz | Alex Salehi | Sarah Smith | Jacob Smith

 Joseph Shefferly | Dennis Suiter

Interested in learning more?

Contact Jodi Ann Micallef, RCIA/Evangelization Coordinator at 313-277-3110 x 222 or