Candidates

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This page is for individuals seeking to join the Catholic Church.

What is a Candidate?

A Candidate is an individual who has been Baptized, according to the Trinitarian formula (In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) and is seeking full communion in the Catholic Church.

If I am a Candidate, what do I need to do?

If you are seeking full communion in the Catholic Church, meaning you are seeking to receive First Communion and Confirmation, then you are in the right place. You will need to go through the RCIA process specifically designed for where you are in your journey of Faith. This begins by completing a registration form.

What is next?

Once you have completed your registration form and it has been submitted, you will need to make an appointment with one of the RCIA staff to determine the next steps. Because each individual is in a different place in their journey of Faith, a conversation with one of the RCIA staff with determine the specifics of what is needed to complete your journey into full communion with the Catholic Church. Please send an e-mail to rcia@sjnlubbock.org to schedule your appointment.

After you have met with a member of the RCIA staff, you will begin a process of prayer, reflection, and study. The study materials will be provided to you and you and your Sponsor and/or Godparent will work through the materials at your own pace. All of these materials will be available online on the Formed website and on a YouTube channel. There will also be scheduled meetings with all participants on the parish Zoom channel. You will be provided the link to this channel and the schedule of meetings once you have completed your scheduled meeting.


To risk reputation and affection for the truth’s sake is so demanding that to do it constantly you will need a degree of moral principle that only the Spirit of God can work in you. Do not turn your back like a coward, but play the man. Follow boldly in your Master’s steps, for He has made this rough journey before you. Better a brief warfare and eternal rest than false peace and everlasting torment.

Alistair Begg


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