Becoming Catholic


RCIA  -  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


We welcome anyone thinking of joining our Catholic faith and we invite anyone who has not yet been baptized to participate in our RCIA programme. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a journey of faith during which the participants seek a conversion of heart and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


The journey is open to adults from many different backgrounds:

  • those never baptized
  • those baptized in another Christian faith who want to learn more about the Catholic Faith
  • those Catholics who have not received the other Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist & Confirmation).


This is a gradual process and takes places within the community of the faithful. Those who journey in the RCIA process will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.


Those who were baptized in other Christian faith traditions, or who were baptized Catholic, and are seeking the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist, we invite you to participate in our Sacrament Preparation Programme for Adults. 


RCIA sessions begin in September of each year and run through the Easter season.  After an inquiry period of 6-8 weeks, participants then decide if they wish to continue on their journey to come into full communion in the Catholic Church.


For information on either of these programs please contact Margaret Drummond at 01968 674046.

We look forward to welcoming you as fully initiated members of our Catholic Faith. 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY *** Joint Church Service will be held here at Sacred Heart on Thursday, 23rd January at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments and time to chat in the Michael Room. *** Please come along to welcome and pray with our friends from all the other Churches in Penicuik. *** 'That all may be one....' (John17:20-21)