Becoming Fully Catholic

Those who Become Fully Catholic enter into a relationship with Christ and His Church through Adult Baptism, Confirmation, or Reception (conversion from another Christian community). Whether you are seeking answers to life’s questions, or you desire to receive the Sacraments, you are welcome in our community just as you are.

No matter where you are in your faith journey, St. Charles is the right place for you! Through regularly attending Sunday Mass and our faith sharing gatherings, mentorship by the Christian community, developing a love for the Sacraments, and involvement in the life of the parish- alongside Rites of the Church which mark the steps of your journey- you will Meet Christ, Know Christ, Love Christ, and Serve Christ.

For more information please contact Jess Panlener, or come to our gatherings on the first and third Sunday’s of every month: after the 9am Mass, in the school music room.

FAQs

  • What do I have to do?
    • Contact Jess Panlener to declare your interest in Becoming Fully Catholic
      Attend Sunday mass regularly, and the gatherings afterward
      Develop a deep prayer life (don’t worry, we’ll show you how!)
      Grow in love for Christ, his people, and his teachings
      Attend parish events with your Sponsor (we take care of that, too!)

  • How long does the process take?
    • It honestly depends! Some people receive their Sacraments within months. Others take a year or more. We take our time and value your individual journey- Jesus didn’t run on a schedule or push deadlines, and so we don’t either.

  • When can I receive these Sacraments?
    • For those seeking Baptism, normally at the Easter Vigil Mass, when one is ready. The parish sponsors and the catechumen decide together, through prayer and discernment, when the catechumen is prepared to receive Baptism. For those seeking Reception or Confirmation, through prayer and discernment, the candidate and sponsors decide together when the candidate is ready to Become Fully Catholic. Reception and Eucharist (for those baptized outside the Catholic Church) take place at a Sunday Mass at St. Charles when one is ready. Confirmation (for baptized Catholics) normally occurs at Pentecost with the Archbishop when one is ready.

  • Director of Discipleship
    (262) 367-0800 ext. 212