Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

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RCIA Journey 2019/2020




“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

Revelation 3:20





Becoming a Catholic

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process for preparing and welcoming new members into the Catholic Church. The process culminates at the Easter when the candidates receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Reconciliation. At Willetton Catholic Parish, the RCIA also serves as a fellowship platform for ministry members and past RCIA candidates to continue to grow in faith.

To whom does the RCIA cater for?

  • Those who have not been baptised or confirmed.
  • Baptised Christians from other denominations
  • And just as importantly, baptised Catholics who wish to grow their faith

How is it done?

Faith development and growth is achieved through a series of presentations, sharing and reflection. Facilitated by a team of catechists, the sessions help participants encounter our Lord Jesus in a personal way. The faith formation sessions commences in late July each year and concludes in May the following year, at Pentecost. There are no meeting during the school holidays.

Topics Covered

  • Faith
  • The Bible
  • Holy Trinity
  • Prayers
  • The Mass
  • Salvation History
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Sacraments
  • Saints & Mary
  • Death & Afterlife
  • Living Your Faith
  • and many more …

Come join us as …

  • Candidate An adult expressing an interest in the Catholic faith.
  • Sponsor A baptised Catholic providing companionship and support to the candidates.
  • Companion A past candidate, family member of candidates or just about any baptised Catholic seeking to grow closer to Jesus.
  • Prayer Partner A member of our community who support the candidates through regular prayers and letters of encouragement.
  • Hospitality Team Organises tea breaks and other social gatherings; to help foster a sense of community and fellowship.
  • Catechist An instructor/facilitator to our meeting sessions. Our team will guide any prospective Catechist to take on this role, providing him/her with instructional materials and other support. In addition, the Archdiocesan RCIA Committee runs a Catechist Formation course to help prepare potential RCIA Catechists.

Key dates for RCIA 2020/2021

  • 4 Aug 2020 RCIA Commences
  • 4 April 2021 Easter Vigil
  • 23 May 2021 Pentecost/Conclusion

Where can I get more information?


“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Mathew 28:19