Baptism and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults)

baptism symbols

Baptism: The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Catholics are usually baptised as babies. There is a programme of preparation carried out by a small team of volunteers, who are always very busy!! Contact our Parish Office with your details and request.

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.” (Roman Catechism II,2,5; Cf. Council Of Florence: DS 1314; CIC, cann. 204 § 1; 849; CCEO, can. 675 § 1)

Adult Baptism: There is an programme for adult baptism  – Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults (RCIA). If you would like to know more please contact the Parish Office

“The rite of Christian initiation presented here is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully”

If you want to know more go to:  http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Rites/RCIA.pdf