RCIA

Right Of Christian Initiation of Adults (RICA).

RCIA, stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized people (catechumens) enter the Catholic Church. It is also ideal for those who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, and also Christian adults (candidates) who would like to receive the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation – having then full communion with the church.

It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and liturgical rites at Holy Mass. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and where necessary receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

The program normally begins early in the Easter Season, with gatherings on a Tuesday evening at 18h00 at St Paul’s. The days of Lent in the following year serve as the final period of purification and enlightenment leading up to the celebration of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil. If you would like to join the RCIA group, please contact the office for further information.