Parish Life

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process of formation for those who, through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, wish to become part of the Church.  The Holy Spirit works in different ways in different people. We support those who are discerning God’s call in their lives and accompany them on their journey of faith. At the regular, informal meetings catechists and parishioners facilitate conversations about various aspects of the Catholic faith; Who is Jesus Christ? What is the Church? What does the Bible mean? What part do Mary and the saints play in the life of the Church? What is a sacrament? Why and how should we pray?

Are you, or is someone you know, thinking of becoming a Catholic?

Thinking about becoming part of the Church can be a challenging and confusing time. We are here to help. You are  welcome to come along to the meetings which usually begin in the autumn on a weekday evening. Dates of all the meetings are published in the weekly parish newsletter.

“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since ‘no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord’.”
Pope Francis, The Joy of The Gospel

A personal invitation can often be very effective, so why not invite that person who has expressed an interest to come along.

For more information please contact:

Sue Moulin 01392 431687
Mike Eden 07760 493940

Blessed Sacrament Church, 29 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter EX1 2QJ
Telephone: 01392 274724 Email: