Journey in Faith

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For those who wish to know more about Jesus Christ and the Church He founded.

Journey in Faith

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

Heavenfield Partnership
RCIA Journey In Faith Programme 2023 - 2024
Thursday Evening 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Session Month Date Session Content
1 September    
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
  26 Half Term


2 Session 5 Conquest and Judges
6 9 Session 6 Divided Kingdom, Exile and Return
7 16

Session 7 Maccabean Revolt; Messianic Fulfullment 1



Session 8 MEssianic Fulfillment 2; The Church; Continuing the Journey


30 TBA







The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Communion of Saints

Baptism and Confirmation

The Eucharist & The Mass and Liturgical Prayer

15 January 10 Confession
16 17 Marriage
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
  21 Half Term
  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
27&28 21

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
  April  6 Maundy Thursday
  7 Good Friday
  8 Preparation Rites for those to be received into the Church
  8 Easter Vigil
There will be additional sessions after the Easter break starting on 18th April


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