Baptism » Baptism Explained

PathwaysIn 2011, 81 adults were baptised into the Catholic faith as part of Portsmouth Diocese.

For adults wishing to join the Catholic Church or anyone who would like to find out more about the Christian faith from a Catholic perspective, RCIA is the process by which they can do this.

Becoming a Catholic is not just a matter of learning and accepting a number of beliefs, it involves personal growth. To be a full member of the Catholic Church you need to complete the process of Christian Initiation which is when you have been Baptised, Confirmed and made your First Holy Communion.

RCIA is a faith sharing group, including catechists and parishioners which meets on a regular basis, usually weekly, to support and inform interested adult “enquirers”. Anyone is welcome to come to these sessions without making any sort of commitment. Reception takes place at the Easter Vigil.

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