The Holy Family R.C. Church Mossend  

The process by which an adult is admitted to the Catholic Church is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This applies whether you have not been baptized of have been baptized previously in another Christian Church.

RCIA lasts in total about 9 months, from September to May of the following year. During this period, you will meet with a team of people from the parish on a weekly basis to prepare for entry to the Church at the Easter Vigil, the evening before Easter Sunday, usually around March or April. At the Easter Vigil you would receive the Sacraments of Baptism (unless you have been previously baptized), Confirmation and Eucharist, when you make your first Holy Communion. In the last few weeks of RCIA, we look at how you can put into practice the Christian principles you will have learned about over the previous few months.

Participants on RCIA in the last few years have found it to be an enjoyable journey of faith. We try to teach you about the Catholic faith in an interesting, informative and inclusive manner and you are invited to participate in the RCIA meetings at a level you are comfortable with.

If you would like further information on how to become a Catholic, please phone

Fr. Grant 01698 843165
Sister Margaret 01698 844992

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Lent 2009



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