Around July each year the parish begins to ask anyone who may wish to join the Catholic Faith to contact the Parish Office and arrange a time to speak with Father. Following these meetings if agreed, the individual will enrol to participate in the RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
This journey begins in August/September with weekly meetings. Each new member is given a Sponsor to be their companion and a Catechist will be appointed. Depending on the size and needs of the individuals enrolled, this may be Father himself.
There are three stages: the Rite of Welcome, the Rite of Enrolment and Presentation of the Creed.
The reception into the Church is celebrated at Easter for those who are fully committed and who have discerned with the priest their way of faith and conversion. This may include the Sacrament of Eucharist (First Holy Communion). During May the candidates will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation joining together with the children in that years Sacramental Program.
As the Body of Christ and members of the Church, we endeavour to offer as much pastoral support as we can, welcoming all candidates into our community.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming Catholic and participating in the RCIA Program, as either a Candidate, Sponsor or Catechist please contact the Parish Office on phone 3869 1377 or email email@example.com
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