Mercy Alive


The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation that leads to the ultimate goal of coming into full communion with the Church. During this process, non-Catholics learn about the Catholic faith and way of life. It is a spiritual formation process culminating with entry into the Catholic Church with the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism (if not previously baptized in another Christian denomination), Confirmation, and Eucharist.


Get to know our RCIA Candidates

We asked our RCIA candidates to tell us a little bit about themselves and what led them to the Catholic Church.

Here are their answers:


Lane McKnight

 was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. I graduated from LSU in 2011 and have been living in Baton Rouge since that time. I married my husband William in 2013 and we have two little girls – May (3) and Ella (1). 

Although I was raised Methodist, I grew up going to Catholic school and my dad is Catholic. My heart has been pulled to convert for quite some time. After having kids, I’ve decided to lead by example and dive deeper into my faith.


Buddy King

I am a 57 year old retired truck driver. I have a son and a daughter and most of my
family lives in Georgia. 

I decided to learn more about the Catholic faith because the Catholic Church has been able to answer so many of my questions. I love going to Mass because it makes me feel so good.



Lori Dunphy

I am married to my husband
Jim Dunphy who is a cradle Catholic. We have one son who is being raised Catholic and I work for the State Treasury Department. 

I decided to enter the Catholic Church because I wanted our family to worship together. I have really enjoyed the RCIA classes. I have been attending the classes with my cousin, Morgan Couvillion, which has made the class more meaningful and enjoyable to me.



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Our Lady of Mercy is a family of faith united in prayer, love and Catholic Tradition.

We are dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through evangelization, education and Christian example. We strive to be as faithful as the Blessed Virgin Mary and live our faith by serving God, our fellow brothers and sisters and our community.

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