Why These Adults Crave the Church

August 30, 2016 - 2:11pm
RCIA Candidates

Meet Joe, Ken, Andrew, BeLinda and Fermin, adults in our community who have felt God calling them to the Catholic Church.  They have responded to this call by entering the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) to prepare to become fully initiated Catholics through Confirmation and First Communion. 

How does God call an adult to Him and His church?  We asked our candidates what is drawing them to the Church, and their honest and heartfelt answers will touch you.  Please keep them in your prayers.



“I have been sensing an incompleteness in my life.  I know there is something more to fulfill me.  I’ve been called to the Church to help me complete my journey.  I’m enjoying the walk in faith!”


“I would like to grow in my faith through participating in RCIA, attending Mass weekly, and eventually receiving the sacraments.  I know this will bring me closer to God and His church.”


“At this point in my life I have realized I can’t face all of my worldly problems and challenges on my own.  I’m more drawn to the Catholic Church now more than ever to seek more help and given a new hope from a greater source above.”


“While I started coming to St. Michael’s because I married a Catholic, I felt drawn to the faith and the community.  The RCIA process has allowed me to see the depth of our faith that is not always apparent to non-Catholics.”


“I lost my stepson in August of 2013.  This experience showed me time is short for all of us.  It was time for me to take action.”




Find out more about the process of becoming Catholic by emailing RCIA@StMichaelLivermore.com or calling Marjorie Melendez at 925-447-2925

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