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About Being Catholic
RCIA Programme

If you are interested in the Catholic Faith and want to find out what Catholics really believe,  you are returning to the Faith after a period of absence, or you simply want to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Faith and share it with others, then come along to our A.B.C. course. 

What happens when you die?, Why do bad things happen to good people? Is there as God? How do I pray? Not a Catholic, but there are a few things you would like to find out? These and many more questions will be discussed over the coming weeks on Thursday evenings, 7pm to 8pm in Church.

Catholic and non-Catholic are invited to share a journey through the scriptures: Genesis, Prophets, Exodus, Kings, to the New Testament and  the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Join in  stimulating discussions of the relevance of the readings to modern life.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is primarily a journey of faith:

"From the awareness of stirring of faith and curiosity within one's heart,
through all those stages of asking and seeking,
through getting to know Christian/Catholic people,
through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God,
through study and discussion about the Catholic experience,
through doubts and hesitations,
through involvement in the works of charity and justice with those already committed to the catholic way of life,
through discernment of God's call for them as individuals,
through the steps of commitment,
through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist)
to a life of faith, love, and justice lived in communion with Catholics throughout the world."

An overview of the process can be found at or at ecatholic2000/rcia

Meetings on Thursday evening, 7pm to 8.00pm, in the Church Porch - everyone welcome. The programme usually begins in September each year, continuing until Easter.

There are great advantages to be gained from growing in one's own faith while supporting others who are coming into the Church.

See how you fare in the S.A.T

The following sites provide useful information for those wishing to find out more about our Faith.

Catholic Evangelisation

Catholic Belief

Brief summary of the Catholic Faith

Catholic Treasury of Information


See our Links page for more sites