Should I become Catholic?
The best way to help you to decide is to find out what the Catholic Church teaches and why it teaches it.
Wouldn’t any Christian denomination be good enough?
Jesus left us one church that has existed since the time of the Apostles; the Catholic Church. The Holy Spirit would protect and guide that church. Jesus prayed to his heavenly Father that we would remain one, just as he and the Father were one so that the world would believe that the Father had sent him. Jesus did not intend for us to depart from his church to form separate denominations.
Jesus desires us to have this incredibly intimate and joyful relationship with him. He established his Church to supply us with all of the means necessary to accomplish this, especially in the Sacraments. So, in essence, Jesus desires all of us to be in his Church, the Catholic Church. We at St. Michael desire this too!
How can I learn more about Catholicism?
Through the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA), non-Catholics will learn the teachings of the Catholic Church. Through open dialogue, prayer, and support, we can help you in the process of deciding on joining the Catholic Church. If you’re a baptized Catholic but did not finish receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation, Holy Communion), you can fully enter into the Church through OCIA. Our next session is starting this Fall.
If you would like to learn more, don't hesitate to get in touch with Patrick Cummings at (734) 261-1455 ext. 215 or [email protected].