SACRAMENTS - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
WHO IS GOD FOR YOU?
Want to know more about God, the Church or faith?
Do you have some really big questions which are eating away at you;
Or you simply don't understand the whole religion thing and would maybe like to?
St Gregory's in Queanbeyan is running a series of weekly sessions which will explore these big topics and give you a chance to ask the hard questions. No committment necessary - Just come and see!
This program (usually abbreviated to ‘RCIA’) offers a means for adults to make inquiry about the Catholic Church. Many of the participants are those who have not previously been baptised; others may have been baptised into another Christian tradition.
In a supportive small group structure participants are able to discuss and raise questions on matters relating to Christian faith including:
- The nature of God;
- The faith traditions and practices of Catholics;
- Forms of worship; and
- The importance of prayer and grace.
For many, participating in the program results in them being received into the Catholic Church (including receiving the sacraments of Baptism – if required – Confirmation and Eucharist) during the Holy Saturday vigil ceremonies at Easter.
The RCIA program in Queanbeyan is run annually between early October and the Easter Season of the following year – a period of about six months. Meeting are held weekly during school term time, usually on a selected week night, and lasting for a little over an hour.
If you would like to find out more about the program please contact our RCIA team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the parish office 6299 4611.