Becoming a Catholic
Becoming a Catholic is a big step. It is something that involves both your head and your heart. It involves learning about the faith and becoming committed to it.
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?
Are you considering your faith and interested in becoming a Catholic?
Are you an adult who wants to participate in the Sacramental life?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we invite you to journey with us this year for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Adults are welcomed into the Catholic Church every year through RCIS, which is a wonderful process for learning about the Catholic faith, pursuing your faith questions, connecting with others in our faith community on a similar journey, and entering into life as a disciple of Jesus in the Catholic Church. RCIA invites those who have never been baptised, those who may have been baptised in another Christian tradition, and those who were baptised Catholic but have not received the sacraments of first Holy Communion or Confirmation. We would love to have you join us as we seek to follow Jesus together and witness to His life-giving love!
The RCIA is best described as a journey of faith which passes through a number of different phases and focuses on conversion of heart and mind to Christ. It is a gradual journey tailored to the needs of the individual. Candidates meet regularly with a group of people from the parish to learn about Catholic belief and practice. Various rituals are held in the church at important points along the journey.
We hold regular enquiry sessions for those who want to know more about the Catholic Church or who may be interested in becoming a Catholic. After this period of enquiry, some people choose to embark on the RCIA journey. From the moment someone is received into the ‘catechumenate’ as it is called, he or she becomes part of the Catholic Christian community.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
In addition to RCIA, we have a number of faith formation programs that are designed to develop your faith no matter your age and where you are in life.
The Catholic Faith As You’ve Never Seen It Before
For the first time, in breath taking and high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith.
Know The Faith. Share The Faith
The Catholic Faith is not about myths or legends, symbols or literary devices. It’s about an encounter so overwhelming that you want to tell the whole world. It is an encounter with Jesus Christ.
Throughout history the call of Christ has sent people to the corners of the earth with a message of great joy, a message that has built civilizations, inspired cultures, and even sent some to prisons and to their graves. We have the same call – that’s the New Evangelization. This new documentary series from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire, continues the story of CATHOLICISM and explores the Church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture.