The Church welcomes all people and particularly those who experience a 'stirring of the heart', leading them to go to a local parish to make enquiries. The Right of Christian Initiation Adults (RCIA) is a process to assist those searching for spiritual meaning and helps to prepare adults for Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist (Holy Communion). The Program is for:
- Adults who are unbaptised
- Adults who are already baptised in another Christian Church
- Non-practising Catholics who wish to renew their faith
The Rite of Initiation is likened to a spiritual journey that takes place within the parish community. It involves a series of sessions with members of the faithful, to pray together, to learn about the life of Jesus through the Gospels, and discuss what His message means for us in everyday life. Another important aspect of the sessions is to enlighten, inform and discuss Catholic beliefs and practices.
If you are interested in this journey, a starting point is ring our office and talk to our parish priest and/or the parish leaders. To speak to someone at our office and to learn more.