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.


2018-2019 Schedule

01 - Sept 10: Welcome / Existence of God / Intro to Prayer

02 - Sept 17: Divine Revelation, Virtue of Faith

03 - Sept 24: Opening Psalm 103 and the Witness of Tim Mooney

03 - Sept 24: The Blessed Trinity

04 - Oct 1: Witness Paul Thorne / Creation, Angels & Demons

05 - Oct 8: Mankind and The Fall

06 - Oct 15: The Incarnation and Grace

07 - Oct 22: The Four Marks of the Church

08 - Oct 29: Church Tour

08 - Oct 29: Vessels & Vestments

09 - Nov 5: Church History-1

11 - Nov 12: The Church & Authority

12 - Nov 19: The Four Last Things / Purgatory
Church Tour

10 - Nov 26: Church History-2

13 - Dec 3: Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love

14 - Dec 10: The Blessed Virgin Mary & Saints

15 - Dec 17: Liturgy / Liturgical Prayer
Dec 24 & Dec 31: Christmas Break
16 - Jan 7: Baptism and Confirmation

17 - Jan 14: Matrimony & Holy Orders

18 - Jan 21: True Love
19 - Jan 28: Reconciliation / Anointing of the Sick

20 - Feb 4: The Eucharist

21 - Feb 11: The Mass
22 - Feb 18: The First Three Commandments

23 - Feb 25: Parish Mission
Feb 18: Rite of Election (Sunday)
24 - Mar 4: 4, 8 Commandments
Mar 6: Ash Wednesday
Mar 10: Rite of Election
25 - Mar 11: 6, 9 Commandments

26 - Mar 18: 5 Commandment

27 - Mar 25: 7, 10 Commandments

28 - Apr 1: The Battle of Prayer
29 - Apr 8:The Mystical Body of Christ

Apr 13 (Saturday): 1st Reconciliation 10am-12:00pm
30 - Apr 15: Holy Week & the Triduum
Apr 18: Holy Thursday
Apr 19: Good Friday
Apr 20: Easter Saturday Rehearsal for Vigil / Easter Vigil
Apr 20: Easter Vigil-Sacraments Received
31 - Apr 22: Celebration of the Reception of Sacraments
32 - Apr 29: The Our Father
33 - May 6: Priesthood of the Faithful / Evangelization
34 - May 13: Sacramental Living/ Discipleship
35 - May 20: Vocations (Lay, clergy, religious)
36 - Jun 3: The Kingdom of God