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 August and go through May. The classes will include the following information:

2017 – 2018 Schedule

Period of Inquiry

Aug 22 – Welcome to RCIA

Aug 29 – What is Faith?

Sep 5 – The Holy Trinity

Sep 12 – Who is Jesus Christ?

Sep 19 – The Bible / Divine Revelation

Sep 26 – Prayer Life / Catholic Prayers

Oct 3 – The Mass

Oct 10 – The Church Year

Oct 17 – Shepherds of the Church and the Community

Oct 24 – Mary and the Saints

Period of the Catechumenate

Oct 31 – The Sacraments

Nov 7 – Baptism and Confirmation

Nov 14 – The Eucharist

Nov 21 – Thanksgiving Break

Nov 28 – Penance and Anointing

Dec 5 – Matrimony

Dec 12 – Holy Orders

Dec 19 – Christmas Break

Dec 26 – Christmas Break

Jan 2 – The People of God

Jan 9 – The Early Church and Church History

Jan 16 – Christian Moral Living

Jan 23 – Dignity of Life and a Consistent Ethic of Life

Jan 30 – Social Justice

Period of Enlightenment

Feb 6 – Saying Yes to Jesus

Feb 13 – Living Lent

Feb 20 – Scrutinies: Looking Within

Feb 27 – The Creed

Mar 6 – The Way of the Cross

Mar 13 – The Lord’s Prayer

Mar 20 – The Meaning of Holy Week

Mar 27 – Overview of Vigil and Practice Session

Period of the Mystagogy

Apr 3 – Conversion

Apr 10 – The Role of the Laity

Apr 17 – Your Spiritual Gifts

Apr 24 – Discernment

May 1 – Our Call to Holiness

May 8 –  Living the Virtues

May 15 – Family Life

May 22 – 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 16 – Rite of Acceptance

Feb 17 – Rite of Election

Mar 3 – First Scrutiny

Mar 10 – Second Scrutiny

Mar 17 – Third Scrutiny

Mar 31 – Easter Vigil – Time TBD