Many adults are welcomed into the Catholic Church each year through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
The RCIA is also known as the Catechumenate, an early church term that recognises a Catechumen as a non-baptised person preparing for Baptism and initiation into the Catholic Church.

RCIA takes place within St Mark’s Parish community in a supportive environment to allow you to share in the life of the Church expressed in a local faith community. It offers a way to grow in knowledge of Christ and the Catholic faith in company with others on a similar journey.

We are shortly to begin the process for RCIA & RCIC
† Have you been worshiping with us, but never officially taken the step to become Catholic?
† Have you been away from the Church, and have now returned, but want to know more?
† Have you been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)?
† Have you joined us from a different background and would like to find out more about the Catholic Church?
If you or someone you know) answer’s YES to any of these questions, you are invited to find out more through the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). 
A journey that begins with your questions.
There is no obligation to join us as you discover more about your Catholic faith. The decision is ultimately yours to discern; if this is to be your spiritual home. The invitation is always open: RSVP when you are ready! On behalf of the Catholic faith community of St. Marks we look forward to welcoming you. For more information contact the Parish office.