Baptism of adultsAdult enquirers seeking baptism are invited to meet with the parish priest to share something of their personal story and the reasons for wanting to know more about the Christian faith. Usually the priest will invite the enquirer to join the Journey in Faith group where enquirers and Church members spend time exploring the central truths of Christianity and the way in which our Catholic faith is lived and celebrated. As the Journey in Faith meetings continue the enquirer is encouraged to join in the celebration of the Sunday Mass.

Every person is different and some need more time than others to clarify God’s call in their lives. After several months of exploration, prayer and discussion individual enquirers may be ready to take a further step to become Catechumens. During the season of Lent, Catechumens enter into a period of more intense preparation before the celebration of baptism at the Easter Vigil.

Adults who are already baptised into other Christian denominations and who wish to be received into the Catholic Church are also invited to join Journey in Faith and participate in the Sunday Mass. Eventually they too may be formally received and celebrate the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.