Becoming a Catholic

They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!’ Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. (Luke 24:13-35)

The Department for Formation seeks to promote the Church’s vision that the welcoming of adults and their initiation, according to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the model for all faith formation. We seek to resource and support parishes in their formation of new adult disciples. For help or advice about the RCIA, please contact Fr. Chris Lough

The initiation of catechumens is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful. By joining the catechumens in reflecting on the value of the paschal mystery and be renewing their own conversion, the faithful provide an example that will help the catechumens to obey the Holy Spirit more fruitfully. (RCIA5)


‘Camino – Making the Journey’ – PowerPoint downloadable slides

6 Enquiry Stage Sessions

Camino – Making the journey as a pilgrim to the Holy Land
Camino – Making the journey as a pilgrim to Rome
Camino – Making the journey as a pilgrim to Walsingham
Camino – Making the journey as a pilgrim to Holy Island
Camino – Making the pilgrimage to Lourdes
Camino – Making the journey as a pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela

21 Main Sessions

Camino – Session 1 – Making the Journey as a pilgrim
Camino – Session 2 – Making the Journey with the People of Israel
Camino – Session 3 – Making the journey with expectation – the Prophets and John the Baptist
Camino – Session 4- Making the journey with the Disciples – the call to follow Jesus
Camino – Session 5 – Making the journey with the apostles – the Resurrection
Camino – Session 6 – Making the journey with the Evangelists
Camino – Session 7 – Making the journey with the Early Church – St. Paul and New Testament
Camino – Session 8 – Making the journey with The Church Fathers – The creed
Camino – Session 9 – Making the journey with St Joseph the shepherds and the Magi
Camino – Session 10 – Making the journey with the Church – as pilgrim people of God
Camino – Session 11 – Making the journey with Mary
Camino – Session 12 – Making the journey with the Saints
Camino – Session 13 – Making the journey with the Sacraments
Camino – Session 14 – Making the journey with Baptism
Camino – Session 15 – Making the Journey through the Mass
Camino – Session 16 – Making the Journey with the Holy Spirit
Camino – Session 17 – Making the journey with forgiveness- Sacrament of Reconciliation
Camino – Session 18 – Making the journey of life – a moral compass
Camino – Session 19 – Making the journey with Love
Camino – Session 20 – Making the journey with a purpose – vocation
Camino – Session 21 – Making the journey through Holy Week

RCIA programme – Our Lady of Hope, Salford

Programme of Preparation for Christian Initiation for Adults

Rite of Christian Initiation for Deaf Adults

Provided by the St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People – Caritas Diocese of Salford
St Patrick’s Church, Livesey Street, Manchester, M4 5HF

Everyone is welcome! It does not matter what your religion is, or if you don’t have one! You do not need to be Catholic to come. This is a relaxed environment to ask questions about the faith and share ideas, thoughts and experiences with other Deaf people. The sessions are delivered in British Sign Language. The Deaf club is open 11am-3pm, BINGO at 13.30. Fr. Jim will sign Mass in the Church at 11am, 11.45 break for lunch before the 12.30 session.

Starts: January 4th 2021—FREE
Sessions: First 3 Tuesdays of each month at 12:30 – 1:20pm
Bus Numbers: 18, 76, 76A , 83, 84, 112, 114, 117, 118, 156