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Adult Christian Initiation
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the formal process for adults who are seeking to be baptised. Once accepted as a candidate for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), the adult candidates, who are now called catechumens, meet with the parish sacramental co-ordinator. There is no set program as the formation depends on the background of each catechumen. The period of formation usually lasts several months.

Please contact our Sacramental Co-ordinator, Mrs Amanda Gardiner on 02 9660 1407 or email ecrsacraments@stjames-stbede.org.au