Preparation for Holy Baptism
A group of parishioners regularly support and help those who are preparing for baptism.
[one Friday evening each month]
First Holy Communion/First Reconciliation
A group of catechists dedicated to preparing children for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The age for this preparation is School year 3 and above. Enrolment is in each September. [Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm]
Preparation for this Sacrament takes place for young adults in Year 10 and above (13/14 years old) usually enrolling in December in the year before the Sacrament is celebrated. [Mondays 8.00-9.00pm]
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The course usually begins each autumn and runs through to Easter preparing adults for Baptism, Reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church and for Adult Confirmation.
Throughout the year courses and days of recollection are held for adults of our parish to encourage maturation in the faith. [usually Thursday evenings & some Saturday mornings]
For all catechetical enquires and to learn more about the days of the meetings, contact: The Parish Team
Becoming a Catholic (RCIA)
Becoming Catholic means undertaking a spiritual journey, called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA for short. It is a gradual process of realising God’s call and becoming aware of God’s presence in your life.
Initiation into the Catholic Church is done through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
If you are seeking Baptism, you begin a process called the Catechumenate.
What is your first step?
You may wish simply to make enquiries at this stage and you are most welcome to do so.
Speak to one of the Parish Team who will then put you in touch with the RCIA team and from there you begin the journey.
There is no cost attached, and you may withdraw at any point along the journey.