RCIA Network of England & Wales

supporting the journey of faith

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is the liturgical and catechetical process designed for adults attracted by Christ and his teaching. It supports them as they seek to respond more deeply and to enter into the Communion of the Church.

  • For more information about the Rite see Resources.

The RCIA Network is made up of people who have leadership roles in the RCIA process in Dioceses and parishes, and exists to support them in their work and to promote an authentic understanding of the Church’s teaching about the Rite.

RCIA Network Website

This website has the following sections:

  • Events – Conferences & Day meetings organised by the Network.
  • Newsletter– reports on events, working groups and other news.
  • Resources – some links to what is available.
  • About Us – further information about the Network.

What’s New

Resources for Lent

10 Principles of RCIA

Rite of Election 2016

RCIA and Scripture

Seeking the Living God

Contact the Network

Email the Convenor

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Becoming a Catholic

Becoming a Catholic

Ideas & Information
intended for people
who are interested in
becoming a Catholic.

the Rite Way

Network Blog

Rebecca’s story

Each year across each diocese there are people who enquire about becoming a Catholic, often with no previous religious affiliation. They are accompanied by RCIA teams who guide them through the different stages of the RCIA process and prepare them to celebrate the... read more

The Power of Words and Actions

  Last Sunday we heard once again the well-known parable of the Lost Son, or the Merciful Father. It struck me that the Father demonstrates, by his actions, the greatness of his love for the younger son. Any words spoken here are spoken to the servants… ‘Bring the... read more

Why are there  Scrutinies?

‘Well that was a bit of a surprise, it was a different Gospel than I expected. We had the Samaritan Woman at the well.’ A lady commented, to which the reply came ‘Yes that is because it is the third Sunday of Lent and in the RCIA, catechumens celebrate the first... read more