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
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.