If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or want to deepen your understanding of what it means to be a Catholic the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) can provide an excellent opportunity for faith enrichment.
The Parish Community of St. Mary’s and St John Bosco welcomes you to contact us if you may be interested in joining our RCIA programme. RCIA is the Journey in Faith programme which many Catholic Churches use to help people find out more about the Church and discover what it means to be a Catholic.
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and it is a gradual process which is divided into five stages.
The first stage is where the person interested in becoming a Catholic makes their initial enquiry and wants to find out more.
During the next stage the enquirer becomes a Candidate, and enters a period of more intense learning, study, formation and prayer. The Rite of Election is a special service which marks the entry into this second stage.
During the third stage you will become part of the worshiping community of our Parish, coming to Mass each week and participating in Parish events.
During the last two stages which occur over the Easter period you will be welcomed as a full member of the Catholic Church.
If you would like to find out more about the Catholic faith and the RCIA programme St Mary's and St John Bosco please follow the contact link below.