During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are moving online for the Year 2020/21.
Below you will see the range of topics we will cover.
All our encounters will remain online until circumstances allow us to meet under normal circumstances

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





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


10th Oct 2019

An Introductory evening


7th  Nov 2019

The meaning of life/Creation and Fall


21st  Nov 2019

Salvation History/The Incarnation


1st  Dec 2019

The Rite of Initiation at 11am Mass


5th Dec 2019

The Life of Christ / Paschal Mystery



Visit to Church and guidance on Mass books


12th Dec 2019

The Church / Trinity / Mary



Christmas Break


16th Jan 2020

Scripture and Tradition / Liturgy and Sacraments


23rd  Jan 2020

Baptism / Confirmation


6th Feb 2020

Eucharist /Praying the Mass


13th Feb 2020

Confession / Anointing the Sick


29th Feb 2020

Rite of Catechumenate at Cathedral


1st  Mar 2020

Rite of Catechumenate at 11am Mass


12th Mar 2020

Marriage / Ordination


19th  Mar 2020

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


2nd Apr 2020

The Christian Life / Prayer / Catholic Devotion


11th Apr 2020

Reception into Church at Easter Vigil at 8pm



Please cut here and return to priest


Application Form

Name                    _________________________________________

Address               _________________________________________

Tel/ email            _________________________________________

Consent to comply with GDPR legislation.

I consent to this written personal information being retained by the parish for the period of this preparation programme.

Signed   ___________________________________            Date _______________________