The sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist - lay the foundations of every Christian life. "The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity." Paul VI, apostolic constitution, Divinae consortium naturae: AAS 63 (1971) 657; cf. RCIA Introduction 1-2.
The RCIA course runs every year from around September/October until the Easter weekend (term time only). If you would like to enrol on the next course or would like further information about the course then please contact the parish office. You can also find some information by visiting the RCIA website at www.rcia.org.uk.
We welcomed over thirty catechumens and candidates at the Rite of Election in Sunday 5th March at the Cathedral.
Our own candidates, Wendy, Phoebe, Alba and Donna were received into the Church at the Easter Vigil. You can see photographs of this joyous event by viewing our Photo Album. Please pray for them as they continue their journey with Christ.