Here you will find information about RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) — the way that the Church welcomes new members

Starter Questions

What is it? — An overview of how the Catholic Church welcomes new members.

Who is it for? — Is this the right place for you.

Who will be involved? — Who you might you meet.

The Shape of the Rite

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process which is marked by a series of stages

Stage 1 — A time of beginnings and asking questions

Stage 2 — A deepening understanding of what it means to be a Catholic in all aspects of life.

Stage 3 — The time for commitment

Stage 4 — A chance to reflect and live a new life.

An Analogy — Looking at how the experience of getting married mirrors the different stages of becoming a Catholic.

Further Information

In the Questions section there is a Glossary and a number of Frequently Asked Questions