Begin Your Inquiry into the Catholic Church Here
The Roman Catholic Church
Thank you for your interest in the Catholic Church, which was founded by Jesus Christ and is based on Sacred Scripture (the Bible) and Sacred Tradition (truths that have been handed down through the ages). There are many ways to learn more about the Catholic Church.
Talk to Us
If you live in the Charlottesville area, we welcome you to call our office at 973-4381 and make an appointment to talk to a priest or a deacon. If you would prefer to talk with a member of our staff, we can arrange for that too.
Worship with Us
Everyone is also welcome to attend our Sunday Liturgies (Masses). You can just observe or you can participate as fully as you like, the only exception being that those who are not in full communion with the Catholic Church are not permitted to receive the Holy Eucharist (the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine).
Use the Internet
If you would rather explore the Catholic faith on the Internet before you talk to someone in person, we recommend that you look at authentically Catholic sources for your information. We have a short list of links to Catholic web sites at the bottom of this web page for those who are new to the faith or are studying it. We think you’ll find these web sites a good place to start.
Begin the Process of Joining
If you’ve already given some thought to becoming Catholic and you want to learn more about the process, please read the information below entitled: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It will give you an idea of what’s involved.
We encourage you to learn more about our faith in whatever ways are most comfortable for you, and we welcome you and stand ready to answer any questions you may have. Toward the end of August each year we offer a series of inquiry sessions for those who are considering beginning the process of initiation.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
We pray that you will be blessed with knowledge and wisdom as you use this information, and we welcome your comments and inquiries. Please feel free to make use of any of the contact links on the Incarnation Website.
Yours in Christ,
Father Gregory Kandt, Pastor
Deacon Chris Morash, Director of Worship
Chris and Megan Burton, RCIA Coordinators