RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a path by which interested individuals feel moved by the Spirit of the Triune God to seek Him through inquiry into the Catholic Christian faith. The Rite is an ancient one in the Church whereby early inquirers became believers through a spiritual journey which allowed them the opportunity to come to know the Lord, themselves, and their service to the community.

RCIA classes begin in September and go through May. The classes will include the following information:

2016 – 2017 Schedule

Period of Inquiry

Sep 6 – Journey of Faith

Sep 13 – Welcome to RCIA

Sep 20 – Who is Jesus Christ?

Sep 27 – The Holy Trinity

Oct 4 – The Bible and Divine Revelation

Oct 11 – Your Prayer Life

Oct 18 – Catholic Prayers and Practices

Oct 25 – The Mass

Nov 1 – The Church Year

Nov 8 – Places in a Catholic Church

Nov 15 – The Church as Community and Who Shepherds the Church?

Nov 22 – Mary and the Saints

Nov 29 – Eschatology

Period of the Catechumenate

Dec 6 – The Sacraments: An Introduction

Dec 13 – Baptism and Confirmation

Dec 20 – The Eucharist

Dec 27 – Christmas Break

Jan 3 – Penance and Anointing

Jan 10 – Matrimony

Jan 17 – Holy Orders

Jan 24 – The People of God and the Early Church

Jan 31 – Church History

Feb 7 – Christian Moral Living

Feb 14 – Social Justice

Feb 21 – Dignity of Life and a Consistent Ethic of Life

Period of Purification and Enlightenment

Feb 28 – Living Lent

Mar 7 – Saying Yes to Jesus

Mar 14 – Scrutinies: Looking Within

Mar 21 – The Creed

Mar 28 – The Way of the Cross

Apr 4 – The Lord’s Prayer

Apr 11 – The Meaning of Holy Week

Period of the Mystagogy

Apr 18 – Conversion: A Lifelong Process

Apr 25 – The Role of the Laity

May 2 – Family Life

May 9 – Our Call to Holiness

May 16 – Your Spiritual Gifts

May 23 – Living the Virtues

May 30 – Evangelization

The Rites of the Catechumenate

The following will mark important stages in the faith journey. Individuals interested in joining the Catholic faith should be present for each of these events. They occur at the 4:30 Celebration of the Eucharist on the specified Saturday.

Dec 10 – Rite of Acceptance

Mar 4 – Rite of Election

Mar 18 – First Scrutiny

Mar 25 – Second Scrutiny

Apr 1 – Third Scrutiny

Apr 15 – Easter Vigil – Time TBD