Becoming a Catholic

Information & Inspiration


Here you will find information about RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) — the way that the Church welcomes new members

Starter Questions

What is it?
An overview of how the Catholic Church welcomes new members.
Who is it for?
Is this the right place for you.
Who will be involved?
Who you might you meet.

The Shape of the Rite

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process which is marked by a series of stages.

Stage 1
A time of beginnings and asking questions
Stage 2
A deepening understanding of what it means to be a Catholic in all aspects of life.
Stage 3
The time foe commitment
Stage 4
A chance to reflect and live a new life.
An Analogy
Looking at how the experience of getting married mirrors the different stages of becoming a Catholic.

Further Information

In the Questions section there is a Glossary and a number of Frequently Asked Questions