R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
R.C.I.A is a process for welcoming new members into the Roman Catholic Church.
R.C.I.A is for...
- Those who are not baptised
- Those who are baptised in another Christian tradtion and who wish Full Initiation into the Catholic Church
- Baptized Catholics who never had the opportunity to receive Holy Communion and Confirmation
Weekly Meetings take place over three terms to share and learn about Catholic Christianity. Some liturgical celebrations at Sunday Masses take place to mark stages in the candidates faith journey. The climax is at the Easter Vigil when baptism, confirmation and first Communion are conferred, after which the group continues to meet for a few weeks, finsihing with a celebration before Pentecost.