What is the Catechumenate and the RCIA?
The Catechumenate is a process of Christian formation offered to those who seek to become members of the Catholic Church.
The Catechumenate, also known as the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), is for those who have never been baptised, as well as those who have been baptised in some other Christian Churches and wish to enter the Catholic Church. Those unbaptised are suitably prepared and received into the Catholic Church by the reception of the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Those already baptised are suitably prepared and welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church by the reception of the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
The Easter Vigil Mass is the traditional time that those Catechumens who are ready are welcomed into the church.
If you are interested in knowing more about this program, please contact the Parish Office on 07 3367 6640