The Rite of Christian Initation for Adults (RCIA) is the parish programme led by Deacon Des that helps non-Catholic adults who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, and also Catholics over the age of 18 who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The rite of Christian initiation is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully – From the RCIA Introductory Materials.
The Catholic faith has been continuously proclaimed for over 2000 years following the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles. The Church Jesus Christ founded still exists today and is the means established by Him to spread His message of love, reconciliation, and right living to every corner of the world. It exists in every country and as well as being a hospital for sinners and a school for saints is one of the world’s largest providers of healthcare and education. In a communion of love and obedience with the Pope in Rome Catholics everywhere seek to worship Almighty God and follow His commandments through the teachings of the “body of Christ” on earth: The Catholic Church.
If you are interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church please contact the parish office, the programme usually begins in September each year and runs until Easter. You may also speak to with Fr. Lee or Deacon Des and ask about becoming a Catholic.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)