Joining the Catholic Church
Adults who seek to become Catholic usually join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program conducted in their Parish. Our program for secondary
students is modelled on the RCIA program.
A person seeking to join the Catholic Church is usually initiated through the three Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and the ideal time
for this is at Easter. However, it can take place at any time as necessary.
Students seeking the Sacraments are invited to enrol in a preparation program which will be run in conjunction with Parishes. Details will be available
at the beginning of each year from the school and/or Parish office. If already Baptised, a copy of the Baptismal Certificate is to be obtained.
If your child has been Baptised in the Catholic Faith you have already begun preparations for their receipt of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist
and Confirmation. From the moment of their birth you have shared your Faith with them in your love, words, actions and prayers. This is an essential
component in their faith formation.