Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Our program for 2022-23 will commence on
Wed 31 Oct 2022 at 7pm in the Parish Centre Gowrie.
This will be an introduction to the program. Light refreshments will be available. If you would like to
enquire about joining the program please contact the Parish Office
6291 6688 / tuggeranongsouth@cg.org.au

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.   The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself.’ 
[Catechism of the Catholic Church 27]

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is open to anyone who would like to know more about the Catholic faith. We gather together on a weekly basis (during school terms) to pray and to explore what it means to be a Catholic. A number of parishioners also volunteer to be involved with RCIA and they share their experiences of Catholic life.

Through the experience of RCIA, many people decide they would like to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Some people have already received one or more Sacraments (such as Baptism in another Christian church) and they can ask to become full members of the Catholic community through Reception into the Church and receiving the remaining Sacraments of Initiation. It is important to note that when a person chooses to participate in the RCIA, there is never any obligation to become a Catholic – sometimes people are simply happy to learn more about the Catholic faith.

RCIA is held from September through to Pentecost (7 weeks after Easter) with Candidates receiving Sacraments at the Easter Saturday Vigil Mass.