Do you want to know more about the Catholic Church and her beliefs and practices? Do you want to come closer to God? Are you looking for the true meaning of life, why we are here, and where we are going? Each year we run a group to help with these and many other related enquiries. This is a course of instruction and prayer for those who wish to know more about Jesus Christ and the Church He founded.
This course is mainly for those who desire to become Catholic (whether or not they are already baptised). Adult Catholics who are not yet confirmed and want to receive this Sacrament are also welcome. No need to register. Just come along to the first meeting.
This year we have exciting new material using videos and group discussion, that will suit both Catholics who want a refresher on the faith, and also those who are curious and would like to know more.
This year we are starting with an introduction to the Bible and Scripture called 'Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible'. It uses a comprehensive range of short videos, and discussion questions aimed at illustrating the importance of the Bible to Catholicism and its relevance in daily life.
The programme will begin on 28th September. Each session will take place on Thursday evenings in Saint Mary's Parish Centre, Hexham between 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
For more details contact the parish office
|RCIA Journey In Faith Programme 2023 - 2024|
|Thursday Evening 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm|
|2||28||Welcome and course introduction|
|3||October||5||Session 2 The Early World|
|4||12||Session 3 Patriarchs|
|5||19||Session 4 Egypt and Exodus, Desert Wanderings|
|2||Session 5 Conquest and Judges|
|6||9||Session 6 Divided Kingdom, Exile and Return|
Session 7 Maccabean Revolt; Messianic Fulfullment 1
|Session 8 MEssianic Fulfillment 2; The Church; Continuing the Journey|
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Communion of Saints
Baptism and Confirmation
The Eucharist & The Mass and Liturgical Prayer
|17||24||Happiness and the Christian Moral Life|
|18||31||Law and the Ten Commandments|
|February||7||The Life of Grace and Faith|
|21||14||The Virtue of Hope and the Last Things|
|26||Rite of Election at the Cathedral|
|22&23||28||Love of God and Love of Neighbour|
|24||March||7||Prudence and Conscience|
|12||Third Sunday of Lent - First Scrutiny|
|25&26||14||Justice, Temperance and Chastity|
|19||Fourth Sunday of Lent - Second Scrutiny|
Living out Catholic Teaching in a Secular society &
The Beatitudes and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
|26||Fifth Sunday of Lent - Third Scrutiny|
|29||28||Priesthood and Religious Life|
|8||Preparation Rites for those to be received into the Church|
|There will be additional sessions after the Easter break starting on 18th April|
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