Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

While this rite was formulated for those adults seeking Baptism, it is also commonly used for those adults who are baptised in other Church traditions recognised by the Church, but who wish to become members of the Catholic Church.

The process involves meetings to learn and discuss Catholic Christian beliefs and teachings. A number of rites signifying stages of the journey are held during the Mass, so that the whole community can be involved. We are regularly ‘sent forth’ after the homily, and go with our group to reflect on God’s Word for the day.

Apart from the Catechists each candidate is supported by a sponsor whose role is to support those in the RCIA programme and to accompany them on their journey of faith.

Contact the Parish Office on 4124 3334