Becoming a Catholic

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, What is the RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process universally restored in the Roman Catholic Church in the 1970s to prepare unbaptised adults for membership in the Church. Also called “the catechumenate”, this process of Christian initiation has several stages and ritual steps, leading up to the reception of all three sacraments of initiation: baptism, confirmation and eucharist, usually at the Easter Vigil, and finishing with Pentecost. People undertaking this journey of initiation are called” ‘catechumens”.

Do you know someone who has been thinking about becoming a Catholic?

For adults inquiring about the Catholic religion, there is a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Glenelg Parish offers the RCIA program for those inquiring about the Catholic religion. A sponsor will help you along the way.

To find out how to commence the journey or to get further information, for further information please contact Parish Secretary on or by phoning 08 8294 1888.

Are you interested in supporting an adult who is exploring becoming a Catholic?  

From within our community we require: 

Leaders: who share their faith and lead those enquiring to discover what faith in Jesus is the Catholic tradition will entail.

Sponsors: who will accompany those enquiring, share with them, support them and be a link to introduce them to the life of faith in the parish community.

Prayers: people who supportively pray for those journeying to faith, that they will be open to the grace of God on their journey.