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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Harrogate

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

No one is born Catholic. An unbaptized person may wish to explore becoming a Catholic. Every autumn, a group of adults gather to begin that process. They meet regularly with lay leaders and a priest.
The group (known as the Catechumenate) moves in stages or steps toward Lent and the Easter Vigil when Baptism is celebrated.