RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA is the process whereby adults are baptised or received into the Catholic Church.  The parish runs a programme of exploration and formation designed to allow enquirers to further their understanding and knowledge of all aspects of Catholicism.

Catechumens (those not baptised) and candidates (those already baptised in a different Christian faith tradition) meet weekly over the course of a year to discuss and experience the Catholic faith.

The process begins each September with a Come and See Evening and runs until early summer.  The celebration of the Sacrament of Initiation normally takes place at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.  Other significant feasts of the Church can also be occasions for welcoming new members if necessary.

RCIA is often the vehicle through which adult Catholics prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.

Enquirers should contact the Parish Priest initially and keep an eye on the newsletter for details.

The RCIA group welcomes parishioners who would like to share their faith with those exploring the Roman Catholic tradition.  Please contact the Parish Priest if you would like to serve the parish in this way.

Contact:  Fr Paul paulmcdermott@rcdow.org.uk