The Rite of Acceptance & The Rite of Welcome

The Rite of Acceptance for catechumens (those unbaptised) is the first Rite of the RCIA process. The Rite of Welcome is offered to candidates whose have been baptised in other Christian denominations. These Rites are a formal welcome and introduction to the wider parish of those beginning the RCIA journey. The warmth and role of the Parish community of faith is an integral part in the sense of belonging that those seeking to become Catholic experience.

The Rite of Acceptance and Welcome pro-forma is a referenced booklet for Parish Priests, RCIA Teams and those on the conversion journey to use in the Mass. Options and flexibility have been included for the Parish Priest and RCIA Coordinator to determine.