Serving the community of Paris, TN, since 1921
Conversion to Catholicism
If you are engaged or married to a Catholic and have thought about converting to Catholicism, or if you are spiritually attracted to the Catholic faith, you are welcome to participate in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. In a supportive small group setting, those who want to join the Catholic Church meet to learn about scripture, the history of our Church, our forms of prayer and devotional practices, and our understanding of community and social justice.
Are you attracted to the Catholic way of life and interested in finding out how to join the Catholic Church? RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) welcomes inquirers and provides information and spiritual guidance for those who are preparing to be initiated into the Catholic Church. RCIA is a year-round process and is open to adults who have already been baptized in other faith communities as well as those who have little or no religious background.
Catholics, Welcome Home
Are you a Catholic who has not participated in your faith community for some time? Holy Cross is happy to welcome you back. If there are issues that you need to discuss related to your separation from the Catholic Church, feel free to contact the Church Office and speak with Father Martin.
Inquire About Catholicism
Adults who are interested in becoming Catholic or who wish to find out more about the Catholic faith are invited.
The process for becoming Catholic is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA.) We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8 PM to study and discuss scripture, sacraments, the history and traditions of the Catholic Church, our forms of prayer, devotion and worship, and our understanding of ethics and social justice. We also attend mass. The RCIA is a year-round process, and newcomers are welcome to join at any time. We welcome adults who have little or no religious background as well as Christians from other faith traditions who wish to become Catholic. Our group also includes those who were baptized in the Catholic Church but did not receive the Sacrament of First Communion.
Contact: The Church Office