Catechesis of adults: catechumenate

An adult can request to join the Church and receive the sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. It is a personalized process of approach, knowledge and deepening of faith in Christ, called Catechumenate, and it usually lasts two years.

The catechumen, the one who asks to take this path of encounter with Christ, after an initial interview, will start this itinerary with various formative stages and rites that the church has planned since ancient times. They will receive the three sacraments, thus fully joining the Church, in a single celebration on Easter Vigil, the night when Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Christ and His victory over death and sin.

If an adult has not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation, despite being baptised and having received First Communion, they can also join a catechumenal process in order to be confirmed.

Anyone who wishes to receive these sacraments can contact the Pastoral Office to be informed of the specific path to follow.