SACRAMENTS - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)



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 ( or the parish office 6299 4611.