The Covid-19 virus lock-down has meant that we have had to postpone all the Sacramental programmes until further notice. But, the Cathedral team are still here, just working remotely from home. If you have any questions about becoming Catholic, you are most welcome to contact us. Cathedral Office or e-mail email@example.com.
The majority of Catholics are baptised into membership of the Church as a baby or child and grow up in an environment where the Church is always part of their lives.
Some people, however, are moved by the Holy Spirit to consciously and freely seek Baptism later in their life journey.
During the first centuries, the growth of the Church came very largely through the Baptism of adults. In recent years, the Church has returned to many of these first-century ceremonies for welcoming adults who seek baptism into the life of Christ.
This journey of faith, this period of reflection and discovery, and the ceremonies that accompany it have been brought together in a programme the Church calls ‘The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults’ or ‘RCIA’.
Click here to view our Sacraments section, and read more about the different rites that mark and signify specific moments in our faith journey.