Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

We are all on a journey of faith which is unique and personal, and yet a journey that we know is greatly enriched when we are able to come together and share with others.

Maybe you are a non-Catholic Christian accompanying your family to Church and now feel drawn to become part of this community of faith. Maybe your “roots” are in another religion, or in none. Maybe you are a Baptised Catholic but never received, as a young person, the Sacrament of Confirmation.

This programme is widely used in many parishes throughout the Diocese.  RCIA is both a learning and teaching programme that aims to help those who would like to know more about the Christian faith from a catholic perspective and might be thinking about becoming a Catholic. 

To be a full member of the Catholic Church you need to complete the process of Christian Initiation which is when you have been Baptised, Confirmed and made your First Holy Communion.

The RCIA Programme in the Sacred Heart Parish begins in the autumn.  There is a small group of catechists along with Fr Kevin who present the course through twice monthly sessions.  We currently meet on a Thursday evening in the parish room from 7.30 - 9pm.  The meetings are relaxed and informal.  There is normally a presentation on some aspect of the Catholic Faith by a member of the Team.  This is followed by coffee and a Question and Answer session concluding with a time of prayer. If you are interested, please complete and return the application form by 14th October. Please see programme for schedule of dates.

If you are not a Catholic, but regularly come to Sunday Mass or an adult Catholic not yet confirmed, why not get in touch with Fr Kevin for an informal chat.