June 2017: Some of our RCIA group enjoying a restful and spiritual retreat at the Wisdom Centre in Romsey.
Easter Vigil 2017
Bishop Philip with our Candidates and Catechumen at the March 2017 Rite of Election.
Bishop Philip with some of our Journey of Faith group at March 2014 Rite of Election.
Journey of Faith (RCIA)
The RITE of CHRISTIAN INITIATION (RCIA)
RCIA is a process that allows people to inquire into the Catholic faith in an open and non-exptectant manner.
Through weekly meetings with members of our community the participants explore their own beliefs and those of Catholicism through the Scriptures along with the traditions and special celebrations of the Church.
This investigation may lead to a desire to become a full member of the Catholic community. Such a process may take months or years, there is no time limit other than the discernment of the individual.
For more information, please contact the parish office
EWTN Sky Channel 589 under the Religion category. Watch the Journey Home program at 8pm on Tuesdays (also on the same day - much earlier at 1am). The Best of Journey Home is broadcast Tuesday to Friday every morning at 8am. Non Sky subscribers can get internet streaming broadcast from www.roku.uk
Recommended website links
Portsmouth Diocese: http://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Vatican/Holy See: www.vatican.va
Vatican YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/vatican
USA Catholic organisation: www.ewtn.com
Catholic Answers: www.catholic.com
Catholic Truth Society: www.cts-online.org.uk
Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott Hahn and Kimberly Hahn
Amazon customer review: By reading this book you can clearly see the Lord working in the lives of the Hahn family. The book is easy to read (I read it in a day) and gives good views of what the Catholic faith is all about. A definite read for all Catholics and non-Catholics.
Surprised by Truth by Patrick Madrid (Author)
Amazon Customer review: "Surprised by Truth" is a fantastic book telling the story of recent converts to the Catholic Church. This book describes the pain and anguish that one goes through to find the truth and have the courage to follow it. The historical, Scriptural, and logical reasons for joining the Catholic Church are solid throughout the book.
Nuts & Bolts: A Practical, How-To Guide for Explaining & Defending the Catholic Faith by Tim Staples
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelisation at Catholic Answers.
All these books are freely available from Amazon.