Adult Sacraments

There are 2 pathways in our Parish for adults to receive the Sacraments.


Jesus came ‘that all may have life, and have it abundantly’ (John 10:9) and he offers everyone the opportunity to come into close relationship with God. The community of the Catholic church offers you a place for finding, experiencing and deepening the reality of ‘life to the full’ as you grow in your relationship with God.

This is the journey of the RCIA – the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

 What’s it all about?

Developing a relationship takes time. Through the RCIA process people are invited to enter into a journey of faith in Jesus Christ, a journey of discovery as they practice living life as a Catholic Christian.

The journey of becoming a Catholic Christian is one made in the company of the whole parish community along with other enquirers, catechists and sponsors.

Key Moments on the Journey

All journeys include a variety of steps and stages and the community commits itself to supporting a person along the journey. Each stage of the journey is affirmed by a community celebration and always includes the option to pause or affirm your intention to proceed to the next stage. At each celebration the community commits itself to supporting you.

The steps and stages of the journey to becoming a Catholic Christian vary depending on whether or not a person is already a baptised Christian.

For those who are not Baptised the stages are:

    1. Initial enquiry about the Catholic faith.
    2. A period of learning about the Catholic faith and practicing living the life of a Catholic Christian.
    3. Lent – a time of preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Initiation.
    4. Easter – Reception of the Sacraments of Initiation
    5. Post-Easter – a period of reflection with the community on your initiation experience.

For those who are Baptised in another Christian Denomination:

The process for this group, whilst similar, is usually undertaken over a shorter timeframe and reception into the Church can occur at any time during the year. It includes:

    1. Initial enquiry about the Catholic faith.
    2. A period of learning about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church and practicing living out one’s Baptismal calling within the life of a Catholic Christian community.
    3. Reception into the Catholic Church

Of course, the final stage for both groups is the lifelong practice of living the life of a Catholic Christian.

How do I Start the RCIA?

Make contact with the Parish Office. We will be happy to talk with you about your journey so far, your hopes and desires and how you might continue the journey of becoming Catholic. We will also send you an RCIA ‘Expression of Interest Form’.

Our next RCIA process will begin after Easter in  2024.

What if I am already a Baptised Catholic, but haven’t received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

Journey to Pentecost


If you are a Catholic who previously received the Sacrament of Baptism but missed First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, consider joining us in preparing to receive these Sacraments. In 2025 we will be adding a special process for adult 1st Holy Communion/Confirmation preparation to our Parish Calendar.

This process called ‘Journey to Pentecost’ will begin with an Enquiry Session and see adult candidates receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or 1st Holy Communion at the Vigil Mass of Pentecost.

Please make contact with the Parish Office. We will send you an Adult Sacraments ‘Expression of Interest Form’.