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
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
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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