When a Parishioner makes an Adult commitment of faith they enter a process the Church calls the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Community of Christ Our Hope has held two such ceremonies in its 10 year history, the first in 2010.
- Here is Margaret’s Confirmation and entry into membership of the Community of Christ our Hope when we were at our Riley street home.
- Bishop Ronald Langham was Bishop
- Fr Peter, Priest
- Deacon Andrew Blair
The second RCIA programme took place here in our new home at Elizabeth Street in 2013 and followed a Celtic Liturgy. The Candidate was Ray.
- Presentation of the Candidate – by Sponsor
- Invitation to prayer
- Litany of Celtic saints
- Blessing of Water
- Profession of Faith
- Anointing with oil of chrism
- Putting on the white baptismal garment
- Presentation of the lighted candle – presented by the sponsor
- Prayer for the holy Spirit by the Bishop, Abbot or Prior.
- Laying on of Hands
- Anointing with Chrism
- The New member of the Body of Christ is led to take his/her place in the congregation of the faithful