Sacred Heart Church

2204 Binney Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68110
2204 Binney Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68110


RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

How do I learn about the Catholic Church?

For those who want to learn more about the Catholic faith, we will have a series of weekly meetings which start in September and continue, with a few breaks, through Easter.  All meetings are held on Sundays after the 10:30 Eucharist from noon to 1:30 pm in the Parish Center.

The meetings focus on sharing and discussing Catholic beliefs and practices, Scripture, prayer, and community.  For many this process leads to seeking membership in the Catholic Church.  However, there is no obligation to become a member of the Catholic Church.  All who want to learn about the Catholic Church are welcome.

The process by which we share our faith and welcome new members into the Catholic Church is called the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" or RCIA.  The RCIA process is one of sharing, believing, praying, and serving.

I am already a Catholic so how can I help?

...You can become a parish sponsor.

Another important part of the RCIA program is the role of Parish Companion or Sponsor.  The process of learning about the Catholic Church is truly enriched by the presence of parish members serving as companions to those inquiring about our church.  Sponsors are not expected to be experts or to have all the answers.  Rather, they are men and women who are willing to share what their faith means to them.  Sponsors attend and participate in the meetings and provide personal support to those inquiring about our Church.  It's a great experience!

There will be a required meeting for anyone who would like to become a sponsor in September.  At this meeting you will learn more about the responsibilities, expectations, and role of being a sponsor.

...You can become a prayer partner.

Later this year parishioners will be given an opportunity to take home a picture of one of this year's Inquirers.  On the back will appear the name of the Inquirer along with some fun facts.  Please feel free to take one home and pray for the Inquirer throughout the year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, or you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please feel free to contact Cathy Jenkins Walsh, RCIA Director, at the parish office at 402-451-5755 or at

Sacred Heart Parish Mission Statement:
We, the people of Sacred Heart, believing in God, and guided by the Holy Spirit, dedicate ourselves to forming a vibrant Christian community by: celebrating the presence of Jesus, serving the needs of the people, affirming the gifts of each person, and sharing lives and prayer, in love.

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