Becoming Catholic

Our Catholic community welcomes those who are searching.

Are you searching for a faith community to call your own?

Perhaps you are married to a Catholic, have Catholic children, and would like know about their faith?

Maybe the realities of life are awakening deeper questions within you?

Jesus turned round, saw them following, and said, “What do you want?” They answered, “Rabbi” – which means teacher – “where do you live?” He replied, “Come and see.” (John 1:39-39)

Becoming a Catholic is a spiritual journey that is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process, which takes place within our Parish community, is about developing a closer relationship with God. The steps of this spiritual journey are highlighted by a number of ceremonies or ‘rites’ which help an aspiring Catholic to experience the love and support of a caring faith community.

For those who, stirred by the promptings of the Holy Spirit, join an RCIA process they enter a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation. There is no set timetable and those who join the process are encouraged to go at their own pace and take as much time as they need. However, on average the process takes between eight to twelve months, but it can take up to two years or more. Those who become part of the RCIA process are invited to begin attending Mass with the Parish community on a Sunday, to attend a weekly RCIA session, and to become increasingly more involved in the activities of our Parish.

If you have more questions about becoming a Catholic, or if you would like to begin the process of RCIA, please contact the Parish Office, and a member of our Parish RCIA Team will be put in touch with you. Contact details for the Parish Office can be found on the Contact Us page.