First Period

Rite of Acceptance

Period of Evangelisation and Pre-catechumeate

The period of Evangelisation and Pre-catechumenate allows enquirers an opportunity to question and begin to explore many different aspects of the Catholic faith while being introduced to the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ. This period of early formation leads to the Rite of Acceptance.

First Step: Rite of Acceptance

At a suitable time, enquirers who are interested in making a more formal commitment to growing in faith participate in the Rite of Acceptance.  This Rite is the gateway to the second period of the RCIA, the Catechumenate. From this moment, the enquirer is accepted into the Church as a catechumen, one preparing for Baptism.