When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’

John 1:38-39

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is a community united by its faith in God. Often people move into our community or hear about it elsewhere, and decide that they want to part of our family.

Sometimes people have an experience of our community, or just a sense that they are being called to take a new direction in their lives. People wonder whether this is God working within their life and whether they want to become a part of our community and the wider Catholic Church. Sometimes people have heard about the Catholic Church, about Jesus, or about some of the Church’s teachings and want to know more.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic Church. This is a gradual process that takes place with the support of the parish community.

It is a personal journey. If you choose to prepare for initiation into the Church, then the process can be shaped to reflect your own needs and experiences.

Yet you are not alone in this journey.

Our parish has an RCIA team which is committed to supporting you along the path to life in our Church and this parish community. Regular gatherings allow you to pray and reflect on God’s Word and on the place God may have in your own life. People will listen to your stories and thoughts and share with you their own experiences. You will be guided and supported in learning about what we believe as Catholics, and in reflecting upon your own beliefs.

If you would like to know more about becoming a Catholic, then contact us now.