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2018 RCIA Candidates and Catechumens joining the Church at the Easter Vigil

Are You Interested in Joining the Catholic Church?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) “is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully.”

RCIA is the usual way in which adults and teens who are not Catholic become members of the Catholic Church. Those seeking to study and learn more about the Catholic faith, along with those who are interested in potentially becoming Catholic gather beginning in September.

Those interested in beginning the RCIA process should contact Carla Niziolek at 616-399-1062 or to register and to learn more about the RCIA program at Our Lady of the Lake Parish.


  • 6-7:30 p.m. in the AB Room
  • September 11, 19, 25, and October 2
  • Questions, Tour, and “A Walk Through the Mass” DVD

Class Dates: Sundays, 8-11 a.m. in the AB Room

  • October 7: Introductions, Revelation, Trinity, and Faith
  • October 21: Scripture and Tradition, the Bible, and the Story of Salvation
  • November 4: Jesus, Prayer, and the Liturgical Calendar
  • December 2: The Holy Spirit and the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist
  • January 6: Eucharist continued and Living as a Disciple
  • February 3: Sacraments: Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders
  • February 10: Mary, the Saints, and Creeds
  • March 10: Catholic Social Teaching and Last Things

Are You Interested in Joining Our Parish?

We invite you to join our faith community. Please contact our Administrative Assistant at 616-399-1062,, or using the form below. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and best time to contact you.