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Your faith journey begins here

Thank you for opening your heart and mind to Jesus and the Catholic faith. Our team will help you to explore and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and to answer questions about life, death, suffering and why the Catholic church provides answers to the greatest questions that we all have. We want to help you to uncover the "great treasury of spiritual wisdom that is contained in the Catholic Church" (Bishop Ricken) and answer your questions with compassion and love.

If you or your loved ones have questions about the Catholic faith, its beliefs, practices, or if you or someone you know is thinking about becoming Catholic, come and explore the Catholic faith with us!

 

We have many resources to help you on these pages but if you would prefer to talk in person please contact Julianne Stanz at (920) 272-8270 or any of our team listed below.

If you are not Catholic or are already Catholic but are not regularly practicing your faith, please contact Joe Tremblay at (920) 272-8813 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

How do I find a church to go to if I have been away from the Church?

The Department of New Evangelization wants to assist you with finding a parish home. You are always welcome to attend a Sunday Mass at a Catholic church in your area. Please click the links at the top of this page to find a parish close to you. If you have any questions about how to find a particular parish please call Julianne at (920) 272-8270 who can assist you with any questions that you may have. 

What if I think that I want to become Catholic?

"Continue seeking God with seriousness, unless He wanted you, you would not be wanting Him." –CS Lewis

Congratulations! You have just made a tremendous step in your faith journey. Parishes of the Diocese of Green Bay through the process of Christian initiation, men and women at all stages of the faith journey come together in a comfortable and and caring atmosphere to learn more about the Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process by which men and women become members of the Catholic Church. The process takes place within the context of the parish community, and after a period of formation, culminates in the reception of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist during Easter. The Catholic Church honors the baptism of those who have already been baptized with the Trinitarian formula and it is not necessary to be baptized again.

RCIA provides a forum for shared formation and spiritual growth and is a means to explore the Catholic Christian tradition through Scripture, sacraments, Church teaching and social outreach, all in the midst of a caring Catholic faith community.

Formation includes the following:

  • Scripture: The stories of God's people The Encounter of God with humanity and our Encounter with Christ.
  • Teaching: What Catholics believe and why
  • Prayer: How we communicate with God and learn to hear His voice.
  • Liturgy: How the community worships God
  • Discipleship: How we live out and witness to Christ in our lives.
  • To learn more about the RCIA process, go U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' RCIA Q&A | Click Here

Do you or someone you love feel estranged from the Catholic Church?

If you or someone you love feels estranged from the Catholic Church we want you to know that the Department of New Evangelization wishes to help you. You are not alone. Jesus Christ desires a relationship with you and loves you deeply.

If you would like to talk about your situation confidentially, please call Julianne Stanz at (920) 272-8270.