Christian Initiation of Adults
The RCIA is primarily intended for those who are unbaptised and preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process which prepares, educates and then initiates adults into becoming Catholic.
If you are exploring the possibility of wanting to become a fully initiated Catholic, then this is the process for you. The first step is to make contact with the Cathedral office to talk to one of the priests, deacons or the pastoral assistant who will explain the details of the process.
The process generally takes place over an extended period of time. In normal circumstances, it commences towards the end of the year and culminates in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil the following year.
At the Easter Vigil, adults who have journeyed through the RCIA process are baptised, have the sacrament of Confirmation conferred and then receive the Body and Blood of Jesus at the Table of the Eucharist during Mass.
In special circumstances, adults may undergo the process outside of the formal RCIA period, however this would need to be discussed at the time of the initial inquiry.
Please contact the Cathedral Office for further information.