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 April. The classes will include the following information:

2019 – 2020 Schedule

Period of Inquiry

Aug 19 – Welcome to RCIA

Aug 26 – What is Faith?

Sep 2 – Labor Day holiday

Sep 9 – The Holy Trinity

Sep 16 – Who is Jesus Christ?

Sep 23 – The Bible and Divine Revelation

Sep 30 – Prayer Life

Oct 7 – Catholic Prayers and Practices

Oct 14 – The Mass

Oct 21 – The Church Year

Oct 28 – The Saints and All Souls

Nov 4 – Places in a Catholic Church

Nov 11 – Shepherds of the Church and the Church as Community

Nov 18 – Eschatology: The Last Things


Period of the Catechumenate

Nov 25 – RCIA Process and Rites

Dec 2 – Mary and the Rosary

Dec 9 – Baptism and Confirmation

Dec 16 – The Eucharist

Dec 23 – Christmas Break

Dec 30 – Holiday Break

Jan 6 – Penance and Anointing of the Sick

Jan 13 – Matrimony and Holy Orders

Jan 20 – The People of God

Jan 27 – The Early Church and Church History

Feb 3 – Christian Moral Living

Feb 10 – Dignity of Life and Consistent Ethic of Life

Feb 17 – Social Justice


Period of Enlightenment

Feb 24 – Living Lent

Mar 2 – Saying Yes to Jesus

Mar 9 – Scrutinies

Mar 16 – The Creed

Mar 23 – The Way of the Cross

Mar 30 – The Lord’s Prayer

Apr 6 – The Meaning of Holy Week and Day of Reflection Retreat

Apr 11 – Overview of Vigil and Practice Session


Period of the Mystagogy

Apr 19 – Conversion and Your Spiritual Gifts

Apr 26 – Our Call to Holiness, Living the Virtues, and 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.

TBD – Rite of Acceptance

TBD – Rite of Election

TBD – First Scrutiny

TBD – Second Scrutiny

TBD – Third Scrutiny

Apr 11 – Easter Vigil – Time TBD