"But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’”
Whether you are a non-Catholic who has questions or an adult Catholic seeking First Holy Communion and Confirmation, Our Lady of Wisdom can help you find what you’re looking for.
The Catholic Church uses a process referred to as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Through RCIA, you discern the Catholic faith. This involves catechetical preparation for receiving the sacraments of initiation, which are Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. However, RCIA is not just for those adults wishing to become Catholic; it also provides an opportunity for adult catechesis to anyone who is interested in a deeper relationship with God, Jesus, and the Catholic Church.
To start simply call 337-232-8742 or email to make an appointment.
Please Note: You do not need to have decided to become Catholic to begin the Inquiry classes.
RCIA, A Brief Overview:
Step One: Meet with an RCIA team member who will help you get started. When you begin the process, there is no obligation on your part. The first meetings are called “Inquiry” and are a chance for you to ask questions, receive the good news of Catholic Christian life, and open the way for spiritual growth.
Step Two: At the Rite of Acceptance, those who are ready may enter into a deeper relationship with the Church and begin their formal preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation within the Catechumenate.
In the days leading up to the celebration of Easter, the members of the Catechumenate enter into a period of intense preparation. Those who will be received into the Church are immersed in the Church’s prayers and love to prepare for fruitful reception of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.