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Explore or Join The Catholic Church
Do you have an interest in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Would you like to join the Catholic Church? As Catholics, we welcome you to take a closer look at our Church community and consider becoming a member. St. Irenaus says, "The glory of God is a human being fully alive." We want you to know the power of the Good News of Jesus and how much he loves you. Father Barron says there are three barriers to the faith:
- Deep misconceptions about God
- Disenchantment of what the world offers
If any of these statements resonate with you, or if you have questions about what we believe as a Catholic Community, please join the journey through our RCIA program.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an introduction of individuals to the Catholic faith and way of life. This includes Catechumens who have never been baptized in any Christian Church, Candidates who have been baptized (including Roman Catholics) but never confirmed, and those interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith. St. Irene’s Parish offers a one on one approach to addressing your questions and spiritual needs. Please phone the office at the number in the Contact Us to schedule an appointment with one of our Pastors or Deacons.
Here are some suggested external links with answers about the faith:
- Catholic Answers
- Word on Fire: Father Barron is from Chicago and has provided many resources for Catholics and non-Catholics: www.Wordonfire.org
- Women of Grace: Johnette Benkovic strayed from the Church, but rediscovered her faith
- Convert testimonial: Dr. Scott Hahn is a convert from Protestant to Catholic
- Catholics Come Home was created to reach out to non-practicing Catholics, but now also includes material for those new to the faith