Catholic Parish of Napier

RCIA (Becoming a Catholic)


  • Fr Damian Caccioppoli SM
  • Joan Callaghan (Team Leader)
  • Mary Doohan
  • Sr Helen O’Sullivan RNDM


If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, or know somebody who may be interested, we will have two enquiry evenings open for everybody on Wednesday 18 and 25 September 2024, at the parish mission centre. For the details see our poster: Enquiry evenings in September 2024.

If you would like to make enquires about the Catholic Church, the Catholic Enquiry Centre will provide you with this information.

Visit their website at

The RCIA process, for those interested in becoming Catholic. This involves weekly meetings with scripture sharing and prayer, a teaching topic and discussion with time for questions. Meetings are held from September to early December, recommencing in late January and continuing until Easter, the highlight of the church year, and when those who are ready are received into the Catholic Faith. We wind down with a few meetings in the following 7 – 8 weeks. Participants are supported by a committed Catholic during this faith journey.

The dates for the 2024 RCIA programme are still to be confirmed.
If you require any further information please contact Joan 8835 3407 or Sister Helen 844 2224.