“Come and See.” – John 1:39
- What is the meaning of life?
- Is there life after death?
- Do you desire for something more?
- Why the Catholic faith?
Perhaps you have felt a stirring in your hearts for some time now. If you have answered yes to any of the questions, we invite you to journey with us to ponder and explore the deeper questions of life.
Wherever you are in your journey, we welcome you here.
God continually calls us into a relationship with Him. This journey begins through baptism and lasts throughout our lives. One common way of being in communion with the Catholic Church is through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or Rite of Christian Initiation of Youths (RCIY). Start your inquiry process by clicking on the buttons below.
Or have a look at this short list of FAQs which may help you understand a bit more about the RCIA:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on RCIA
I. Evangelisation and Pre-catechumenate
As an Inquirer, this is a time for you to ask questions, be introduced to Gospel values, and experience the beginnings of faith. If you feel that you are ready and would like to take the next step, this period concludes with the celebration of the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens.
As a Catechumen, this is a time for your faith to be nurtured. You will be participating in celebrations of the Word and attending sessions to learn about Catholic faith and teachings. If you feel that you are ready and would like to take the next step towards initiation, this period concludes with the celebration of the Rite of Election/Enrollment of Names where there will be a diocesan-wide celebration of Catechumens.
III. Purification and Enlightenment
As an Elect, this period (usually during Lent) preceding your initiation is meant to be a time of reflection, intensely centered on conversion, marked by the celebration of the scrutinies and preparation for the rites of the Sacraments of Initiation. During this time, you are still free to make a final decision whether you wish to be fully initiated into the church.
IV. Mystagogy/Postbaptismal Catechesis
Now that you have been initiated, as a neophyte, you are fully a part of the community. This is a time for deepening of your faith.
If you find that you need more time to figure out if you really have the desire to join the Catholic Church, please do not feel that you need to rush the decision as the duration of the catechumenate should be long enough for the conversion and faith of the catechumens to become strong.