Why Become Catholic?

I stand with Blessed John Henry Newman who said that the great principle of Catholicism is the Incarnation, the enfleshment of God. What do I mean by this? I mean, the Word of God—the mind by which the whole universe came to be—did not remain sequestered in heaven but rather entered into this ordinary world of bodies, this grubby arena of history, this compromised and tear-stained human condition of ours. ‘The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us’ (Jn 1:14): that is the Catholic thing.

Want to become Catholic?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) is how most folks enter the Catholic Church. Whether you’re new to the Christian faith or coming into the Church from another Christian denomination, this is your ticket. Click below to find out about the program or simply fill out the contact form and our RCIA team will contact you.

Questions about the Catholic faith? Contact Marriann Tefft at (360) 292-7127 or mtefft@saintmichaelparish.org

Learn about Catholicism

Our Beliefs

Discover Jesus Christ and meet the Church that He started on earth.

Becoming Catholic

Maybe you’ve attended Mass with us for a while or maybe it’s your first time and you’re intrigued by the Catholic faith.


“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.”

Mass: What to Expect

If you have never been to Mass before, or if you haven’t gone in a long time, we are excited to have you join us as we celebrate and worship together. We understand that it may feel foreign at first, and that some parts might seem confusing. The last thing we would want is for you to feel unwelcome during the service, so we have created a little guide for you to help you understand the liturgy a little better.

Saint Michael Parish strives to create a welcoming environment where every person is able to fully participate in the liturgy. We recognize that attending Mass often presents particular challenges for those with disabilities. If you are a person with special needs or if you are aware of a family member, friend or fellow parishioner who does not attend Mass regularly due to challenges presented by a physical disability or other special need, please contact Bene Reece at (360) 292-7143 or breece@saintmichaelparish.org.