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Inquire about Becoming a Catholic

Learn about the Catholic Faith

Maybe you feel a tug pulling you toward life in the Church or a desire to be in communion with our St. Ann's community. Maybe you have questions about why we do what we do at Mass or about what Catholics believe?
Maybe you have a spouse who is not Catholic and has started asking questions, or maybe you are a spouse of a Catholic who attends Mass with your family and you are ready to learn more about becoming Catholic. Whatever your reason, we are here to talk to you. We seek to provide a safe space for you to be curious, learn more and explore without feeling pressure to convert. 
Maybe you were baptized Catholic but never completed the other Sacraments of Initiation. A fully initiated Catholic has received three Sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation. 

The initiation journey is for adults of any age and children from ages 7 to 17, who:

  • Are not baptized and wish to enter the Catholic Church.
  • Have been baptized in another faith tradition and wish to enter the Catholic Church (may also include some who were baptized Catholic and would like to complete their sacraments).

Those beginning the process will start with informal sessions to inquire about the faith. If you are ready, the sessions continue with a more structured preparation for those considering full initiation into the Catholic Church. Every persons' journey is unique and therefore, there is no set timeline. 

Are you interested in learning more? 

If you are interested in RCIA and you are willing to give us some more information about you and your background so that we can best guide you on your journey, please complete this online form or you can email or call our Minister of Christian Formation.


Watch "Convinced: Why Would Anyone Become Catholic?"  See why intelligent, successful people give up careers, alienate friends, and cause havoc in their families...to become Catholic? As he was considering his own move into the Church, Donald Johnson traveled around the country to get the story for himself, from some of today's most interesting and articulate Catholic voices.


Contact Minister of Christian Formation: Patti Kamper pattikamper@stannscc.org (804)798-5039 ext. 304




Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.