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Joining the Catholic Faith

Are You Interested in Joining the Catholic Faith?


Each year thousands of adults choose to become Catholics. They come from different backgrounds for different reasons: 

  • Some are already Christians from other traditions attracted by the teaching of the Catholic Church and by the example of individual Catholics they know. Some may have been coming regularly to Mass for years with their Catholic relatives and wish to become full members of the Church.
    • They will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
  • Some are from another faith or no faith at all who have heard about Jesus, His claim to forgive sin and His promise of eternal life.
    • They will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • Some may have been baptized in the Catholic faith but may not have received Confirmation and/or First Eucharist.
    •  They will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist.

If any of the above situations applies to you, then the RCIA program is for you.

The RCIA is a process of faith formation for baptized non-Catholics and persons who have never been baptized who may be interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church as well as Catholics who seek Confirmation and/or First Eucharist. The process, done in a friendly group environment, is facilitated by a team of parishioners and a priest. Some of our team members became Catholics through this process while others are "life-long Catholics."

A new season of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will begin on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Those who so desire will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist next Easter. If you are interested, please call the parish office (410-427-4700) or email Carmel Signorino in the parish office.        

The Church of the Immaculate Conception

Mass Times

Saturdays8:30am & 5pm
Sundays8:00am (quiet), 10:00am, 12:00pm & 5:30pm
Monday – Friday8:30am


Saturdays3:30pm - 4:30pm