Becoming Catholic

How to begin your Catholic faith journey

"Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Matthew 7:7

Start spending time with the Lord in prayer, asking him to guide you and show you the way.

More on prayer

On April 24, 2019 - 204 Holy Family Parish, Seattle (White Center) teens were confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, who gave each of them a book of prayers he has collected over the years prayer book Young

Ask questions, get answers

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Talk to someone at your local parish

Call your local Catholic parish and ask to speak with a priest or someone who can help you explore the faith.  

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RCIA Rite of Acceptance Assumption, Seattle December 2010. Ray Meuse photographer

Consider doing RCIA at your local parish

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is offered at most Catholic parishes for adults who are interested in exploring the Catholic faith. The first step to RCIA is inquiry, when you learn and ask questions in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Contact your local parish to inquire about RCIA.  More information on RCIA click here.

Above all, persevere

Jesus said in Matthew 12:45 that the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking the perfect pearl. When he found the pearl of great price, he sold all that he had and bought it. Keep seeking and praying, and you will find your way home to Christ.

Seminarian Patrick Mbuiyu takes part in evening prayers at the Vianney House on Monday, January 21, 2019 in Seattle. (PHOTO by Stephen Brashear) Book, Chapel, Prayer

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