The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process which prepares, educates and then initiates adults into becoming Catholic.
If you are exploring the possibility of wanting to become a fully initiated Catholic, then this is the process for you. The first step is to make contact with the Cathedral office to talk to one of the priests, deacons or the pastoral assistant who will explain the details of the process.
The process generally takes place over an extended period of time. In normal circumstances, it commences towards the end of the year and culminates in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil the following year.
At the Easter Vigil, adults who have journeyed through the RCIA process are baptised, have the sacrament of Confirmation conferred and then receive the Body and Blood of Jesus at the Table of the Eucharist during Mass.
In special circumstances, adults may undergo the process outside of the formal RCIA period, however this would need to be discussed at the time of the initial inquiry.
Please contact the Cathedral Office for further information.
The Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane
Most Rev Mark Coleridge - Archbishop of Brisbane
Very Rev. Fr Anthony Mellor - Dean
249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia
Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
CATHEDRAL CAR PARK
The Cathedral car park is available on weekends for members of the public attending Mass or other ceremonies, eg, baptisms , weddings. The car park will close 30mins after the conclusion of the Mass or ceremony.