RCIA News: An Easter Welcome for Paula

RCIA News: An Easter Welcome for Paula

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a year long preparatory course for those seeking to enter full communion with the Catholic Church. Our newest member, Paula Kennedy, was welcomed into the life of the Church on Holy Saturday by a packed congregation at St. Augustine’s. It was a night of great joy for both her family and extended family who supported Paula throughout this faith journey. The parish family also welcomed Paula as a new member  of the community.

Paula began her journey last September and, together with the RCIA Team, has met each week to relfect on the Scriptures, the Church, sacraments, liturgy and Our Lady. On the First Sunday of Advent she was welcomed into the parish family and recieved a Bible as a symbol of her desire to study the Scriptures in preparation for her reception into the Catholic community. On the First Sunday of Lent Paula was welcomed at the Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Motherwell, by Bishop Joseph Dvine, together with all the other candidates from the other parishes throughout the diocese. The service was presided by the Bishop who welcomed each individual as they signed the Book of the Elect. This was another important step towards their reception on Holy Saturday night.


We wish Paula every happiness as she begins this new chapter in her life as a full and active member of our parish community.  May the grace of the Holy Spirit which was poured out upon her that Easter night strengthen her in her Christian vocation and may the Risen Lord remain with her always.

If you would like to know more about the year long programme of preparation or more general information about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) please click on the resources link here or speak to one of the clergy at St. Augustine’s.

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