Becoming Catholic...Saying "Yes" to God's call!
If you are considering answering God's call to join us here at Stella Maris - we are happy to have you and want to make your decision and journey as easy, gratifying and fullfilling as possible for you and every member of your family.
Becoming Catholic is the most important, and the most rewarding decision you will make in your lifetime. This is because being Catholic is not about just showing up at Mass and "professing" your faith...Being Catholic is about LIVING your Faith! Catholicism is a way of life!
Our Sunday School (ages 4 to 17) and RCIA (adults) programmes have been developed to provide you with the proper guidance and educational experience required to prepare you and your entire family for entrance into the faith through the various sacraments - Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Read more about our programs below and then click to contact our ministry leaders and register Today!
At Stella Maris Church, Children’s Sunday School is geared towards fostering spiritual growth, community development and fellowship of our Catholic children. The children in our Sunday School are prepared for the sacraments of initiation; Baptism/Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
Parents can register their children from age four, where they enter into pre-school and kindergarten. By age eight, children complete First Communion. This is a two year programme. This is a pivotal time in the life of a Catholic where they experience the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Confirmation is a three year programme. In this sacrament they are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and are strengthened in their Christian life. Register now! Click new students or returning students to print, complete and submit the relevant forms to the Church Office.
RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults)
The RCIA describes a process in which men and women are guided into the Catholic Church.
RCIA is not a program but is the Church’s way of ministering sensitively to those who seek membership. The usual length of preparation is from one to two years. The process of spiritual renewal and catechesis is administered so that full benefit can be derived for those not accustomed to the teachings of our Church.
Lent prepares catechumens, candidates and the whole community for baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. The celebration of the Easter Vigil dramatically points to the wellspring of the church’s life: “The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.”