There is no cost for the sacramental preparation. Cost of materials may be low or null.
This Ministry is the process by which an adult becomes Catholic. This may include being baptized for the first time or joining the Catholic Church as a baptized person from another Christian faith. It also can include adults who were baptized Catholic but have never received Catholic instruction and have been away from the church, and therefore need to celebrate First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.
The process involves an Inquiry time, in which general questions are answered, and a formal period of instruction, called the Catechumenate, as well as more specific times at certain seasons. Interviews of those interested in joining the inquiry period can take place at any time. Classes are year-round, except holidays, so you may begin at any time on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. Depending on an individual’s background, the normal time frame to join the Catholic Church is about 1 1/2 to 2 years. The process is offered on “readiness” rather than on a set-time. This is assessed by the candidate or catechumen, the catechists and the director of sacramental catechesis.
For more information, please contact Noemi Saybe at Nsaybe@stcatherine.org or 972-492-3237 X 122.
Volunteers are always needed and there are many ways to serve to fit your gifts and your schedule!