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Becoming Catholic

Steps to becoming Catholic 

The process of Christian Initiation is intended to bring a deeper understanding of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  There are several ways to enter into the Catholic Church depending on age:

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children – RCIC

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children is the process for children, 7 to 8 years, and wish to enter the Catholic Church.  This process allows children to better understand what it means to know and love God.  Through a series of parish-based activities, they will also learn about what it means to be Catholic, how to develop their relationship with God, and to identify themselves as children of God.


Crossroads adapts the principles of RCIA in a way that is age-appropriate for young people across two age groups: 9 to 12 years and 13 to 16 years.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a journey of faith which passes through a number of different phases and focuses on conversion of heart and mind to Christ. It is a gradual and personal journey tailored to the needs of the individual seeking full Communion with God.


The Church strives to make the journey to becoming a Catholic as straightforward and informative as possible. If you are interested or curious, please contact the Parish office so that the community can share their faith with you and pray for you. You are also welcome to begin attending Mass and getting to know your parish community.

RCIA at Surfers Paradise Parish

Here at the Surfers Paradise Parish, we encourage those exploring and beginning their faith journey to contact us so we can offer support and guidance. Our program is grounded in the four pillars of Word, Liturgy, Community and Mission. Adults are provided with a sponsor, meet regularly to learn about Catholicism and become part of the fabric of the Parish prior to initiation. A journey towards faith can take practice and time, we ask those beginning this path to seek guidance and nourishment by contacting us to allow our team and parishioners to offer support. Please feel renewed to contact the Parish Office for further details.

Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish

Parish Administrator: Fr Paul

Archbishop: Most Rev Mark Coleridge

Parish Office Address:
50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters, QLD, Australia

Parish Email:  [email protected]

Parish Office Phone: (07) 5671 7388

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 2 pm (except public Holidays) 

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