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 Wednesday 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.


2019-2020 Schedule

01 - Sept 18: Welcome / Existence of God / Intro to Prayer

02 - Sept 25: The Blessed Trinity

03 - Oct 2: Divine Revelation, Virtue of Faith

04 - Oct 8: Creation, Angels & Demons

05 - Oct 16: Mankind and The Fall (Part I & II)

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

Nov 27: Thanksgiving Holiday
11 - Dec 4: The Four Last Things / Purgatory

12 - Dec 11: Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love

13 - Dec 18: The Blessed Virgin Mary & Saints

Dec 25 & Jan 1: Christmas Break
14 - Jan 8: Liturgy / Liturgical Prayer

15 - Jan 15: Baptism and Confirmation

16 - Jan 22: Matrimony & Holy Orders

17 - Jan 29:True Love
18 - Feb 5: Reconciliation & Anointing of Sick

19 - Feb 12: The Eucharist, Part 1 & 2

20 - Feb 19: The Mass

Feb 26: Ash Wednesday
Dec 26 or March 7: Rite of Election
21 - Mar 4: The First 3 Commandments

22 - Mar 11: 4th, 8th Commandments

23 - Mar 18: 6th, 9th Commandments

24 - Mar 15: 5th Commandment

25 - Apr 1: 7th, 10th Commandments

Special - Apr 4 (Saturday): 1st Reconciliation
26 - Apr 8: Holy Week & the Triduum

Apr 9: Holy Thursday
Apr 10: Good Friday
Apr 11: Easter Saturday Rehearsal for Vigil / Easter Vigil
Apr 11: Easter Vigil-Sacraments Received
27 - Apr 15: Celebration of the Reception of Sacraments
28 - Apr 22: The Battle of Prayer

29 - Apr 29: The Mystical Body of Christ

32 - May 6: The Our Father

33 - May 13: Priesthood of the Faithful and Evangelization

34 - May 20: Sacramental Living and Discipleship

35 - May 27: Vocations (Lay, clergy, religious)
36 - Jun 3: The Kingdom of God