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Becoming Catholic

We would be honored to walk with you on your journey of faith.

Journey of Faith

Seeking information about the Catholic faith will not commit or oblige you to become Catholic. We encourage you to learn as much about the faith and take as much time as you need to make this decision. While we love the Catholic faith, and hope that you will also come to love it, we will not pressure anyone to make such an important decision. We would be honored to walk with you on your journey of faith. 

Learning about Catholicism

If you are interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith, one of the best ways is to contact a parish near you and speak with the pastor and parish staff. You can also explore the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the official summary of our faith.

Find a Parish

Young Adult Resources

Archdiocesan Resources

Becoming Catholic

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the formal process in which adults become Catholic. The RCIA is based on the principle that the process of conversion proceeds gradually, in stages. 

RCIA for Children

Adult Confirmation

RCIA and Marriage - coming soon

Parish Resources

Check back soon to find resources for coordinating RCIA preparation at your parish, information on marriage and RCIA, and which rites and processes to use for catechumens, candidates or both. 

RCIA Parish Preparation

RCIA and Marriage

Rites for Catechumens and Candidates

For answers to Canon Law (Church law) questions:
Chancery Office
chancery@archmil.org
414-769-3340

For answers to general liturgical or sacramental questions:
Office for Worship
oremus@archmil.org
414-769-3349

For information on child preparation for the sacraments:
Office for Catechesis
414-758-2242

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408