RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Want to be a Catholic? Curious about the Catholic Church? RCIA is a programme which gives adults a pathway to become Catholic and strengthen their commitment to God and His Church.

Many adults find themselves wanting to explore the possibility of baptism or becoming a member of the Catholic Church. Each year our parish RCIA program starts in July and leads up to Pentecost the following year. 

The candidates are Baptized, Confirmed and make their First Eucharist, or are received into the Church, at Easter. This wonderful celebration is the culmination of quite a lengthy and formative process.

You are welcome to come along and ask questions – there is no pressure to commit.

If you are interested, please register using the link below.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the parish office on 03 338 8395, or email Fr Ben assistantpriest@christchurchsouth.org.nz for more information.

There is no cost for this programe.


Our parish has purchased access to formed.org for our parishioners.
This website has thousands of videos, series, talks, eBooks and more.
This content is suitable for children, teens and adults.

It is the Catholic faith on demand, bit like a Catholic ‘Netflix’

Signing up is easy.

1: Go to formed.org/signup

2: Look for ‘Catholic Parish of Christchurch South’

3: Enter your name and your email address


What is this journey in between “birth” and “death”? Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination – a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in between? The questions are there.  And, the answers are too.

Join us for seven Tuesday nights as we SEARCH for the answers.
Next session begins: Wednesday 27 JULY 2022,  7:00 – 8:30pm, for 7 consecutive Wednesday nights.
Where: Sacred Heart Addington Church Hall,  70 Spencer St, Addington

A light supper will be provided.
Cost: Donations welcome.

Sign up using the following link:

You can watch the trailer to THE SEARCH here: