What is the Catechumenate and 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 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), is offered to 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. The unbaptised who are suitably prepared are joyfully received into the Catholic Church by the reception of the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The baptised who are suitably prepared are welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church by the reception of the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
In this parish, meetings are held fortnightly from late August until Easter of the following year, with a break over December and January. Catechumens who are suitably prepared are welcomed into the church at the celebration of the Easter Vigil each year.
If you are interested in knowing more about this programme, please speak to Fr Mario on 0429 600 711 or contact the parish office on 07 3367 6640.