RCIA Catholic Classes
Can I Become Catholic Online?
To be a Catholic, you must profess the Catholic Faith in its entirety, be united in the Sacraments, and follow the Church's teachings (e.g. the Commandments and the Church's Precepts). While you must receive the Sacraments physically from a Catholic priest, preparation classes are required before an adult may become a Catholic. CatechismClass.com proudly offers convenient and affordable online RCIA classes to help you fulfill this important educational requirement.
What is RCIA?
RCIA is an abbreviation for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is the process by which non-Catholics enter the Catholic Faith. To become a Catholic, one must understand the teachings of the Church, believe in those teachings, and be a baptized Catholic. Those who are not baptized will study the teachings of the Catholic Church through RCIA and conclude their journey with the reception of the Sacrament of Baptism into the Church. Those who were baptized as a Protestant, will study the teachings of the Catholic Faith in RCIA and conclude their journey with their reception into the Church by a priest, which may include a conditional Baptism and a profession of the Catholic Faith.
What Is RCIA Like?
RCIA requires not only academic preparation but also a commitment to the Church's teachings. You must be willing to live out an authentic Catholic life and strive to imitate our Lord and live a holy life. Our course will help you know what the Church teaches and help you live our in practice the joy of a Catholic life.
RCIA classes typically begin at parishes each year in autumn and conclude before Easter, with Baptisms taking place at the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday. However, due to scheduling conflicts, special learning needs, demanding schedules and jobs, and other concerns in life, not all people can set aside the time to study the Faith through a formal RCIA class that meets at a set time each week.
Can You Take RCIA Classes Online?
CatechismClass.com has developed a best-selling online Adult Faith Formation course that has served hundreds of converts since we launched it in 2010. Our Adult Faith Formation Program fulfills the requirements of RCIA classes by covering the Holy Scriptures (Old & New Testament), the Theology of the Mass & the Sacraments, the Articles of the Creed, Christian Morality, the Ten Commandments, and Prayer.
Should I Become Catholic?
Absolutely! The Catholic Church is the Church founded by Jesus Christ Himself and the one true Church - outside of which there can be no salvation. If you are considering RCIA, you take an extremely important step for your own salvation and we rejoice in this and are here to help you in your Faith formation. There is nothing else more important for your salvation than to receive the Sacraments and live a life in the state of grace!
How Can a Protestant Convert to Catholicism?
“He that loveth father or mother more than Me, is not worthy of Me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me, is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth Me, is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for Me, shall find it” (Words of our Lord Jesus Christ taken from the Gospel According to St. Matthew 10:37–39).
Even if it seems difficult to convert and uncertainty remains, there is nothing more important for your salvation than to be a faithful, practicing Catholic. Despite the challenges you may face from friends or family or colleagues, conversion is worth it. And RCIA is where the journey begins.
Prioritize your salvation and “seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall be added unto you” (cf. Matthew 6:33). But know that — no matter what — you are not alone and a whole host of Catholics are eager to welcome you so that together we may be united in the same Faith and same Sacraments as we hope to be likewise united one day in Heaven with all the Catholic saints who came before us.