I’m a returning Catholic – where do I start?
Plugging into a new community can sometimes be daunting, but we’ll try our best to make you feel welcome! Here are a few places you might want to start:
- Join us for a Sunday liturgy
Sundays at Saint Clement are a wonderful time to come together as a community and lift our hearts towards God. All are welcome! View which Mass time is right for you.
- Register in the parish
Registering in the parish allows us to keep you up-to-date on parish happenings and helps us to know who we serve! Once you register, you will be invited to our new parishioner gatherings and receive additional information about our community. Register online here.
- Join a ministry or prayer group!
Saint Clement offers a variety of prayer groups, small faith sharing communities, outreach ministries, and parish life groups (such as our Young Adult Community, Clement Moms, Clement Dads, Clement Couples.
- Attend a Parish-wide Event
Throughout the year we offer some signature parish-wide events that engage our members across the spectrum! Each fall we host Fall Fest, where parishioners can come together and learn more about the various parish groups and ministries. Around the start of Lent in February, we gather for Prayer Day to deepen our understanding of prayer and gain practical insight into the many ways and forms of prayer. Springtime brings Service Day, when over 400 Saint Clement Parishioners are sent across the city to do active service, then gather for prayer and reflection over a meal.
- Browse our website, The Plaza, or social media
Interested in seeing what our community has to offer? Feel free to browse other sections of our website, reading the latest issue of The Plaza e-newsletter, checking out our social media, or checking out our calendar.
Here are some websites and books you might find helpful along the way:
- Catholics Come Home Website
- Word on Fire's Faith Clips
- United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, by the United States Council for Catholic Bishops
- Choosing to be Catholic: For the First Time, or Once Again; by William J. O'Malley, SJ
- Why Stay Catholic: Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question; by Michael Leach
I would like to become Catholic
Whether you are simply inquiring into the process or ready to begin the journey we look forward to meeting you! The traditional process for men and women who have not been baptized in the Catholic faith but who wish to join the Church is through the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA. If you are interested in learning more about this process, contact Fr. Matthew Litak.