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  + The Rite of Christian Adults (RCIA)
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  Firstly, what is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process, a journey of preparation (Scripture reflection, prayer and catechesis) for the unbaptised adult wishing to be initiated into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Initiation of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. For the baptised Christian of another faith tradition, they will be brought into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
Role:   The RCIA Team, as catechists provides the catechetical formation and instruction on what the Catholic Church teaches about various aspects of God, Jesus, the church, the sacraments, doctrine, etc.

We are currently a team of seven who run the Catechumenate sessions whereby we share our knowledge, insights and our faith experiences with the Catechumens; and in doing so we become their companions on their journey of faith.

The sessions are held on a Sunday afternoon (except for one Sunday of each month) and includes Scripture reflection and faith sharing based on the Gospel reading of the day. Catechetical resources we use are ‘The Bible’ as well as ‘At Home with God’s People’ and ‘The Summit’. We are also blessed to have the parish priests and guest speakers provide input into some of the sessions.

The RCIA Team invite you to be part of the RCIA process, by offering your time, support and gifts as a Prayer Partner, Hospitality Team Member, Godparent/Sponsor or as a Catechist. For further information, please contact Sr Nancy Fitzgerald contact details below.

Mission Statement:   The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a pilgrimage of conversion for the Catechumens and offers the faithful an opportunity for spiritual renewal.

We, the baptised Church community acknowledge our responsibility of welcoming, supporting and sharing our gifts and personal faith experiences with those who seek to know God.
Members:   Claudette Ashburner, Annie Lau, Paul Lau, Sr Nancy Fitzerland, Tom Stanley and Teresa Liu

Sr Nancy Fitzgerald: nfitzgeraldrscj@outlook.com (02 9662 1274)
Tom Stanley: tom_stanley@live.com (0400 845 609)

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