Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a liturgical and catechetical process designed for adults attracted to the teachings of Christ. The programme provides support and guidance as you respond more deeply into entering into and understanding the teachings and communion of the Church. Sponsors and occasionally Godparents may be sought from our Parish community.
Contact: Louise Beesley via the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Presbytery where you will find a certain amount of classwork as well as active discussions about the Catholic faith.
Attending sessions does not mean you are under an obligation to undergo Baptism and Confirmation, rather it is an opportunity to learn. What it offers you is an introduction to the beliefs, the customs, the practices and devotions of Catholicism.
- Take the Plunge: Living Baptism and Confirmation
- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (While this is a US publication, this study guide is an excellent resource for the serious-minded catechumen).
- Beginning Catholic – RCIA Stages
- My Catholic Life – RCIA
There are also various courses offered at local and diocesan levels.