Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

bible2_LGRCIA is the process by which people who are interested in learning about the Catholic Faith, can attend sessions that help them learn about God and the Catholic Church. This is a discernment process that helps people understand who Jesus is and what a difference He makes in their lives. If they discern that they should become members of the Catholic Church, this process leads eventually to full initiation into the Catholic Church. Participants are free to make their own decision about whether to enter the Church or not.

RCIA is for adults who:

  • Are interested in learning about God, Jesus Christ, the Catholic Faith, the Catholic Church and knowing what direction they should go
  • Have never been baptized
  • Have been baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in the Catholic Faith
  • Are baptized Catholics who have not yet received the Sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation
  • Are married to a Catholic, attend Mass, and would like to take the next step to become a member of the Catholic Church
  • Are Catholic but want to learn more about their Faith

RCIA is a spiritual formation process, beginning in September, leading to initiation into the Church at the Easter Vigil, and continuing until Pentecost. RCIA sessions are held every Monday evening from 7:00-8:30pm at the church in the parish hall. These weekly sessions are for anyone with interest, no matter your current denomination. Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors, who have interest in Catholicism, to come and investigate. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, contact the parish office.


2017-2018 Schedule

01 - Sept 11: Welcome / Existence of God / Intro to Prayer

02 - Sept 18: Divine Revelation

03 - Sept 25: The Blessed Trinity / The Story

04 - Oct 2: Creation, Angels & Demons

Oct 9: No RCIA
05 - Oct 16: Mankind and The Fall

06 - Oct 23: The Incarnation and Grace

07 - Oct 30: The Four Marks of the Church

08 - Nov 6: Church History-1

09 - Nov 13: Church History-2

10 - Nov 20: The Church & Authority

11 - Nov 27: The Four Last Things / Purgatory
Church Tour

12 - Dec 4: Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love

13 - Dec 11: The Blessed Virgin Mary & Saints

14 - Dec 18: Liturgy / Liturgical Prayer
Dec 25 & Jan 1: Christmas Break
15 - Jan 8: Baptism and Confirmation

16 - Jan 15: True Love
17 - Jan 22: Matrimony & Holy Orders

18 - Jan 29: Reconciliation / Anointing of the Sick

19 - Feb 5: The Eucharist

20 - Feb 12: The Mass
21 - Feb 19: The First Three Commandments

Feb 10: Ash Wednesday
Feb 14: Ash Wednesday
Feb 18: Rite of Election (Sunday)
22 - Feb 25: 4, 8 Commandments
23 - Mar 5: 6, 9 Commandments

24 - Mar 12: 5 Commandment

25 - Mar 19: 7, 10 Commandments

Mar 24 (Saturday): 1st Reconciliation 10am-12:00pm
26 - Mar 26: Holy Week & the Triduum
Mar 29: Holy Thursday
Mar 30: Good Friday
Mar 31: Easter Saturday Rehearsal for Vigil / Easter Vigil
Mar 31: Easter Vigil-Sacraments Received
27 - Apr 2: Celebration of the Reception of Sacraments
28 - Apr 9: The Battle of Prayer
29 - Apr 16:The Mystical Body of Christ

30 - Apr 23: The Our Father
31 - Apr 30: Priesthood of the Faithful / Evangelization
32 - May 7: Sacramental Living/ Discipleship
33 - May 14: Vocations (Lay, clergy, religious)
34 - May 21: The Kingdom of God