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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation

for Adults) Programme

The Catechumenate is a process of Christian formation

offered to those who seek to become members of the

Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

(RCIA) refers to the liturgical rites belonging to the

Catechumenate, and includes an adaption for children.

The Catechumenate, also known simply as RCIA,

is offered to those who have never been baptised,

as well as to whose who have been baptised in another

Christian faith but who wish to be received in the

Catholic faith.

The unbaptised who are suitably prepared are joyfully

received into the Catholic Church by the reception of the

three Sacraments of Initiation, namely Baptism,

Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The baptised who are

suitably prepared are welcomed into full communion

with the Catholic Church by the reception of the

Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

For more details, email:

Mr Debojit Roy who completed the Rite of Acceptance  into the Catholic Church at St Francis Xavier's Arncliffe on Saturday, 22nd September. He is pictured with Fr Yacub, Mrs Phoebe Scali and Ms Thanh Nguyen.

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