Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 3: How Does Someone Become Catholic


How Does Someone Become Catholic

Film Focus: People who know they want to enter the Church are often left with the question, how do I become Catholic? To answer this question, the video details the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults that the Church uses to initiate new adult members into the Catholic Church.

Text Focus: Pages 80–83

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some reasons why an adult might want to join the Catholic Church?
  2. What does the acronym RCIA stand for?
  3. List and describe the four stages of the RCIA process.
  4. Is there any difference between a person joining the Church who has received the Sacrament of Baptism and a person who is joining the Church who has not received the Sacrament of Baptism? Explain.
  5. Share a story of someone you know who made a decision to become a Catholic.

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