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:

2018 – 2019 Schedule

Period of Inquiry

Sep 4 - Welcome to RCIA

Sep 11 - What is Faith?

Sep 18 – The Holy Trinity

Sep 25 – Who is Jesus Christ?

Oct 2 - The Bible and Divine Revelation

Oct 9 - Prayer Life

Oct 16 – Catholic Prayers and Practices

Oct 23 - The Mass

Oct 30 – The Church Year

Nov 6 – Places in a Catholic Church

Nov 13 - Shepherds of the Church and Church as Community

Nov 20 - Mary and the Saints

Nov 27 – Eschatology: The Last Things

Period of the Catechumenate

Dec 4 - The Sacraments: An Introduction

Dec 11 - Baptism and Confirmation

Dec 18 - The Eucharist

Dec 25 - Christmas Break

Jan 1 – Holiday Break

Jan 8 - Penance and Anointing of the Sick

Jan 15 - Matrimony

Jan 22 - Holy Orders

Jan 29 - The People of God

Feb 5 - The Early Church and Church History

Feb 12 - Christian Moral Living

Feb 19 - Dignity of Life and Consistent Ethic of Life

Feb 26 - Social Justice

Period of Enlightenment

Mar 5 - Living Lent

Mar 12 - Scrutinies

Mar 19 - The Creed

Mar 26 – The Way of the Cross

Apr 2 - The Lord’s Prayer

Apr 9 - The Meaning of Holy Week

Apr 16 - Overview of Vigil and Practice Session

Period of the Mystagogy

Apr 23 - Conversion

Apr 30 – Your Spiritual Gifts

May 7 - Our Call to Holiness

May 14 -  Living the Virtues

May 21 - 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

Mar 23 – First Scrutiny

Mar 30 – Second Scrutiny

Apr 6 - Third Scrutiny

Apr 20 - Easter Vigil – Time TBD