The role of the Parish RCIA team is to assist the whole parish community to welcome and guide those who come enquiring about the Catholic Faith as they discern their call to conversion in the RCIA process.
The Parish Priest, and Pastoral Associate, are central members of the team. They work with other parishioners who have a love for sharing their faith, and help to build up the kingdom with their specific gifts. These include:
- Catechists: whose role is to present teaching based on the scriptures and the life of the Church
- Sponsors: who accompany and support the enquirers on their faith journey.
- Hospitality providers: who ensure that a warm welcome is extended to enquirers.
Together, the team aims to present the teaching of the church, and encourage a love for the scriptures, that will assist the enquirer to discern the promptings of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
The RCIA & Sacraments of Initiation Co-ordinator is available to assist Parishes in the formation, training and resourcing of the Parish RCIA teams.