ADULT BAPTISM (SHARING OUR FAITH)
In John’s Gospel, Jesus invites the disciples, Philip and Nathaniel, to ‘come and see’ and in a sense that very much describes the nature of the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) Programme which we refer to as Sharing our faith.
The programme is aimed at adults wishing to explore and find out more about what it means to become a full member of the Catholic Church. Throughout the year, each Saturday at the Vigil Mass, the group listen to the Scripture and then come together to discuss what they have just heard. Through teaching, sharing and questioning, people are not only able to gain a greater understanding of these beliefs and practices, but that it helps to deepen their personal faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.
Throughout the preparation, candidates/catechumens celebrate a number of liturgical rites. On the first Sunday of Lent, candidates/catechumens they attend a service in Northampton Cathedral where they meet the Bishop and all the other people entering the Church that year. Then, at the Easter Vigil the candidates/catechumens receive the sacraments of initiation and become full members of the Church. Please have a word with Kieran 01753 543770 or firstname.lastname@example.org