Inquiry is a spiritual journey that deepens our sense of spirituality and community. Examples of the beginning of Inquiry might be participation in the Lenten Ashes to Easter program, New Steps, participation in our Sunday Liturgies, Days of recollection, retreats, or our own personal experiences that draw us into a need for a deeper sense of community and spirituality. It can come as the result of a great personal tragedy or loss, or as a moment of great happiness and joy such as coming out. It is during this recognition of a need for something more in our lives that Inquiry can begin. This journey is often referred to as the "pre-catechumenate."