Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Christian Initiation is the process by which the Catholic Church brings people to full membership in the Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. The Christian Initiation team of parishioners welcomes any adult who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.

The following are the catechetical ministry opportunities for RCIA:

  • Catechists are adults who assist in our Parish Christian Initiation process of preparing adults for full membership in the Catholic Church.
  • Sponsors are adults who serve as supportive companions for those adults in our Christian Initiation who are preparing for membership in the Catholic Church.
  • If you are interested, please contact Linda Borchardt at lborchardt@stanselmstl.org or 314.878.2120, ext. 19

By providing a process such as the RCIA, the Church creates a nurturing environment for a diverse group of people to come together in a common goal—to know Jesus Christ through the Catholic Faith.


How Does it Work?

The group meets weekly, October through April, to share the Gospel and to learn more about the Catholic Church and St. Anselm’s Parish community.

This is not just a class! It is a process of discovering what it means to be a member of the Catholic Church and how we can live out our Faith daily. We get to know one another by sharing our beliefs, reflecting on our lives and how God is acting in us, and by celebrating the Rites of Initiation through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.


Interested or Need More Information?

  • Contact Linda Borchardt, Director of Adult Education at 314.878.2120 or lborchardt@stanselmstl.org.
  • Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in becoming a Catholic.
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