Becoming a Catholic (RCIA/Adult Journey of Faith)

RCIA, The Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults, is a course for Adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith. It is a way for you to find out more about the Catholic Church and what it has to offer you - individually by prayer and discussion in small groups.

It doesn’t matter if you are not a Christian, are from another Denomination, or have been baptised in to the Catholic Church but have not yet received the other Sacraments. It is a way for you to explore the beliefs, faith, Sacraments and rites of the Catholic Church and, if you want to, to become a full member. Taking you through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Reconciliation within our Catholic Community.

When an adult is initiated into the Catholic Church, they must receive Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion in that order.

Our sessions start in September and continue through to Easter of the following year when those who wish to be received as full members of the Catholic Faith are received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.

We meet once a week, every Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm in the Chapel for prayer to discuss our faith and the scriptures. You can join us at any time and there is no obligation to continue unless you want to. 

Interested in becoming a Catholic and learning more about the Catholic Faith, or missed out on a Sacrament? Please contact the presbytery (parish office) for more information.









THE CREED 

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. 

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, con-substantial with the Father; through him all things were made. 

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. 

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with  the Scriptures. 

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified. who has spoken through the Prophets. 

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. 

I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

Amen.