If you have questions about the Catholic Faith... if you are considering joining the Catholic Church... if you are starting the process of becoming a Catholic... Inquiry is for you!
Inquiry is an informal discussion about the Catholic Faith. For those who join the Church through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), it is the first step on the journey.
Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?
Do you attend Mass with a Catholic family member or friend - and wonder what is going on?
Do you have questions about why we do the things we do?
COME, and have your questions answered and learn more about being Catholic!
We love to listen and talk about the Catholic faith, whether you're ready to join or just curious. Just drop us an email: Leader-RCIA@stmarktampa.org or use the form below.
For Inquiry in Spanish, please contact the Faith Formation Office to schedule an appointment.
So many people, so many stories...
Each of us comes to our faith via a unique path. Some start out as atheist, some from a non-Catholic christian tradition, others from Eastern religions. The stories of these faith journeys are fascinating. Click here to read some of them.
After Inquiry, you may choose to continue with the RCIA process.
Becoming a Catholic is one of the most profound and joyous experiences of life. A person is brought into full communion with the Catholic Church through reception of the three sacraments of Christian initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the holy Eucharist—but the process by which one becomes a Catholic can take different forms.
Those who have been validly baptized outside the Catholic Church become Catholics by making a profession of the Catholic faith and being formally received into the Church. This is normally followed immediately by Confirmation and the Eucharist.
Before a person is ready to be received into the Catholic Church, whether by baptism or by profession of faith, preparation is necessary. For adults and children who have reached the age of reason (age seven), entrance into the Church is governed by the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
Come be a part of RCIA if:
Children who have reached the age of reason can receive the sacraments of initiation through an adapted form of the RCIA process. For more information about this process, click here.