Initiation into the Church

Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church:

  • ┬áPeople who have been baptized into other Chrisitan faith traditions who wish to become Catholic will enter into a process that will be tailored to the faith development and understanding of the person.This may be as short as a few weeks or up to a year or longer depending on the faith journey of the individual.

Sacramental Preparation for Adult Catholics:

  • For many different reasons, adults who were baptized as Catholics did not receive one or more of the sacraments at the usual age. If you desire to receive Holy Communion, the Sacrament of Penance, or most commonly, Confirmation, Holy Mother of Consolation will provide the preparation that you need. This may range from a few to several sessions.

The Rite of Chrisitan Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

  • The RCIA is primarily intended for those who are unbaptized. It is a process of preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist which are celebrated at the Easter Vigil. It calls adults to conversion of mind and heart, and it prepares them for full and active life in the Church as disciples of Jesus. During the process, adults participate in liturgical rites that both mark the progress of their journey and form them more deeply by God's grace.

For further information regarding any of the above forms of initiation, please contact Lisa Butters or call 608-835-5763 ext. 112.