RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (Becoming a Catholic)

RCIA is a spiritual journey into the Catholic faith.

It is an exploration of Catholic teachings, traditions, and practices. Participants attend weekly sessions which begin in the fall each year. It is a process whereby adults become fully participating members of the church through a series of rites, which conclude at the Easter Vigil service in the spring. Each person is supported by sponsors and the prayers of the entire church community.


                Information Night  What does it mean to be Catholic?  How is the Catholic faith different from all the other non-Catholic faiths?  Have you been baptized, but in a different faith, and would now like to receive the Catholic Sacraments?  Please come to an information meeting on Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  Come with any other questions that you might have.  The RCIA program for those wanting to join the Catholic Church will begin the following week.  Materials and schedules will be available that night.  Or, contact Carla at 952.472.8204


Adult Bible Study – Divine Mercy, the Second Greatest Story Ever Told!  Presented by Fr. Michael Gaitley at the Augustine Institute, this 5 week series will explore what “Divine Mercy” is and the history behind it.  The series begins with some Biblical background about how the Hebrew people did not trust in God and His will for them.  Fast forward to the country of Poland and its struggles during WWI and WWII.  It continues with the visions of Sr. Faustina Kowalska, the powerful witness of St. Maximillian Kolbe, and the papacy of St. John Paul II.  Come and learn about the amazing love that God has for us and how we can experience it in our daily lives.  First session is on Monday, September 26, at 6:30 pm or Tuesday, September 27, at 1:30 pm in the Fireside Room.  If questions, contact Carla at 952.472.8204

Want more info?

For more information or questions regarding RCIA and the process please contact Carla at 952-472-8204 or clabore@ourladyofthelake.com

Carla LaBore

Carla LaBore

Pastoral Minister and Adult Education