Exploring Your Faith
How did you find yourself here? How did you come to land on a web page about becoming a Catholic?
You probably wonder if the Catholic church can help you find answers to questions that you have about yourself and the world.
You may be thinking that Christianity might be able to offer you a pathway to a more fulfilling, happier life.
You may not understand all the things that are going on in your life right now.
Wherever you are on your life’s journey, we would like to walk beside you.
To talk more about this you can get in touch with one of our priests on the contact page, or you can ask any question of one of our catechists, Dave Blake, on [email protected]
There are two main ways in which you can join with others on your journey:
The Nicodemus Group
This is a group of people who wish to share their faith (or lack of it!) with others in a very simple way; by sharing a meal together and reading the gospels. We have three modules during the year. Each module is of six weeks during which we meet once a week on Wednesday evenings. For more information please scroll down.
Journey in Faith
This is an ongoing programme for adults who are interested in Christianity, but who are not confirmed Catholics. We meet on a Sunday afternoon to learn about what it is Christians believe, why they believe it, and explore what it means for our own lives. This programme can lead to becoming a confirmed Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, should you choose to do so and when you feel ready.
Journey in Faith
Thinking of becoming a Catholic?
Each year thousands of adults choose to become Catholics. They come from different backgrounds for different reasons:
Some are already Christians from other traditions attracted by the teaching and practices of the Catholic Church and by the example of individual Catholics they know.
Some are from another faith or no faith at all who have heard about Jesus, His claim to forgive sin and His promise of eternal life.
Some are non-Catholics who have been coming regularly to Mass for years with their Catholic relatives. They wish now to become full members of the Church.
Some have had no previous contact with the Church at all but have this inner calling to discover the truth about the most important questions of life.
The programme is also for Catholics who missed out on the sacraments as children.
Most Catholics enter the Church through baptism as infants and receive the Eucharist and Reconciliation (First Communion and Confession) and Confirmation when young. However, there are many people who become Catholics, or receive the sacraments they have previously missed, later in life. The 'Journey in Faith' programme is the preparation for this.
If you are interested please contact Dave Blake [email protected] or, if you prefer, one our Priests, details on our homepage.
The Journey in Faith group meet in St Osmund's Parish Rooms on the following dates and times.