A journey in faith

The Programme for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) runs from October to Easter in our Upper Hall.

We invite those who wish to explore the Catholic faith and those who wish to rediscover their Catholic faith to join us on specified Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm.

A programme of talks and discussions are held in a very informal and friendly atmosphere.
Contact the priest if you would like to attend.

Below you will find a provisional programme for the coming year.

Please fill in and return the enclosed application form to the church or find a hard copy at the back of the church





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We invite applications for this programme from those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith. You may have a child in school whom you want to support; are about to marry a catholic; were baptised but never received your Holy Communion or Confirmation; are wanting to return to the Church; come from no faith or another faith background. The programme is open to all. Please come and sample the programme. If it is not for you then you will not be pressured into giving reasons or contacted again by members of the Team.

For this year’s programme we will try a new format. Due to work commitments, overseas travel and the complexities of modern life it is proving very difficult to ensure each enquirer is given every opportunity to complete each module. If you miss a week then you must arrange to meet with one of the catechists during that month to complete the module.



Topics for modules


12th Oct 2017

An Introductory evening


19th  Oct 2017

The meaning of life/Creation and Fall


9th   Nov 2017

Salvation History/The Incarnation


16th Nov 2017

The Life of Christ / Paschal Mystery



Visit to Church and guidance on Mass books


7th  Dec 2017

The Church / Trinity / Mary


14th Dec 2017

Scripture and Tradition / Liturgy and Sacraments


17th Dec 2017

The Rite of Initiation at 11am Mass



Christmas Break


18th Jan 2018

Baptism / Confirmation


25st   Jan 2018

Eucharist /Praying the Mass


15th  Feb 2018

Confession / Anointing the Sick


17th Feb 2018

Rite of Catechumenate at Cathedral


18th Feb 2018

Rite of Catechumenate at 11am Mass


22nd  Feb 2018

Marriage / Ordination


8th  Mar 2018

Natural Law / Ten Commandments/ Moral Action/ Grace &Beatitude


15th  Mar 2018

The Christian Life / Prayer / Catholic Devotion


31st  Mar  2018

Reception into Church at Easter Vigil at 8pm



Please cut here and return to priest


Application Form


Name              _________________________________________


Address           _________________________________________


Tel/ email       _________________________________________