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With One Voice

The Catholic Parishes of St Agnes’ Crawcrook, St Joseph’s Highfield and Our Lady of Lourdes Chopwell

Part of the Ovingham Parish Partnership in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Becoming a Catholic

Have you thought about becoming a Catholic?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a faith journey of opportunity in which you can deepen your relationship with God and make friendships with other travellers on the journey through prayer, reflection, sharing and learning more about the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Are you as a Catholic preparing your children for Baptism, First Holy Communion or Confirmation and would like to know more about the Catholic Faith? The RCIA Group could be just what you are looking for.

This group meets every autumn until the Easter Vigil Mass when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Those wishing to become Catholic can be baptised and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at this Mass and are initiated fully into the Church.

If you are interested in joining or just want to know more,  please contact the Parish Priest or call Deacon Derek on (01207) 561445 or Email