Rite of Election 2017

In our Lenten journey we are companions with the Catechumens and Candidates who have been elected to participate in the Sacraments of Initiation this Easter. They made their next step at the Rite of Election at the beginning of Lent in diocese across the country. Each...

Audio resources for RCIA

In the 1970s and 80s the Upholland Northern Institute provided formation for clergy and laity on all aspects of the Church life and theology. Many of the talks were recorded and featured some of the well know speakers of the day. All these recordings have now been...

Mystagogy – Formation through Art

  In his Word on Fire homily for Pentecost, Bishop Robert Barron gives some good examples of why ongoing formation is a necessity. After all who would want to have an life saving operation performed by a consultant who has not had any further training other than...

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...