Auckland Diocese RCIA Support

Sr Sian Owen is the Diocesan Coordinator for RCIA in the Diocese. She is available to give advice and provide formation for RCIA teams.

Sr Sian can be contacted on 

Catechists must be formed and capable of taking leadership roles

RCIA Aotearoa New Zealand National Policy #30

Dates for 2018

RCIA Practical Skills Date to be allocated in latter part of 2018. This is complementary but independent of PM 603. Register interest with RE team.

2018 Network Meeting.

A successful and energetic network meeting was held on Saturday 30 July.  It was great to see so many people there sharing knowledge, picking up hints and getting to know one another. A real example of community in action.  One of the aspects of the time together was exploring the role of the parish as minister of RCIA.  As part of this investigation we looked at the four aspects of discipleship Community, Word, Service and Worship.  The conversation about how these aspects are reflected in our parish activities resulted in the following aspects being highlighted.





The Eucharist Teachings: homilies, Gospel, RCIA Pastoral Care and Reaching out to demonstrate Jesus’ love and inclusion: RCIA, sharing meals, family groups, entertainment for others, visiting rest homes, foodbank and feeding the homeless, senior citizens, organising travel


Witness: leading, growing and sharing love for Jesus and Gospel by example
Healing Mass Rostered ministries: music, reading, communion, Sacramental Programme, RCIA/C, Welcome, Anointing of the Sick


Relationship building: close bonding, sharing, caring atmosphere across and within Parishes Anointing of the sick and Healing Mass
Groups: Rosary Group, Legion of Mary, Divine Office


Acceptance Parish newsletters, Facebook Pages, websites RCIA
Parables: homilies and Gospel Children’s Liturgy Inclusive culture and diversity Young Adults Catholic Group
Altar Servers Reconciliation Gathering together Reconciliation and Forgiveness
Liturgy Committee Movie nights on Saints Youth Group Reaching out to others, hospitality and Social Ministries


Music Bible Study, book club or other media and Reflection Faith formation
Love Feeding: St. Vincent de Paul Feed others/Foodbank: St. Vincent de Paul


Inclusive Mass Building relationships with Catholic School and building community activities