Become a Catholic (RCIA)

A warm welcome to you!

We want you to feel close to Christ here and feel his love.  We value your contribution and your thoughts from the moment of your arrival.  Please do come forward and introduce yourselves to the Parish Priest. He will be pleased to brief you on the Parish and how to get involved.

Please let us have your name and address, and other contact details as available (telephone, e-mail).  It would be helpful to have the ages as well as the names of any children, indicating whether they have received their first Holy Communion or received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Please click here to access a form to record this information. 

Please print the form and hand it in at the church sacristy; alternatively, you can fill it online, save it to your hard disk and then send it to us as an attachment to an e-mail direct to the Parish Office.

All information will be handled with confidentiality and under the rules of the Data Protection Act.

This is the course for adult non-Christians and baptised non-Catholics who would like to be received into the Catholic Church or who want to know more about the Catholic faith, as well as for adult baptised Catholics who are seeking the sacraments of Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation.

Are you searching?

The Catholic Church, founded and empowered by Jesus Christ, has been entrusted with the mysteries of salvation – your birthright and heritage, an unbroken tradition  dating back to Christ and the Apostles, and before to the dawn of time.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a course of study of the Christian faith for those who have not been baptised.  But the course is available to all Christians who want to gain a deeper understanding of their faith.

Already baptised a Catholic?

Would you like to deepen your faith and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Holy Communion or Confirmation?

Formation and Catechetical Instruction (FCI) is a course of study of the Christian faith for those who have been baptised and wish to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church.

The Course starts in the autumn every year.

The group is very friendly; you go at your own pace. There is no expectation that in joining the group you will become a Catholic. You can leave the course at any time.

Please contact Fr. Michael Lovell for more information.

“Standing before me I see a vibrant image of the universal Church. The variety of nations and cultures from which you hail shows that indeed Christ’s Good News is for everyone; it has reached the ends of the earth. Yet I know too that a good number of you are still seeking a spiritual homeland. Some of you, most welcome among us, are not Catholic or Christian. Others of you perhaps hover at the edge of parish and Church life. To you I wish to offer encouragement: step forward into Christ’s loving embrace; recognize the Church as your home. No one need remain on the outside, for from the day of Pentecost the Church has been one and universal.”  

Pope Benedict XVI, World Youth Day 2008, Sydney.