Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear. – 1Peter 3:15

BEGINS Sept., 21, 2022. Click HERE to download the intake form and get started join!

We meet Wednesdays 6-8pm. // Confirmation at the Easter Vigil April 8, 2023.

ENDS May, 31, 2023.

If you are interested in R.C.I.A., or want to find out more about the program or the process, please fill out the intake form above. Deacon Stephen will review the form once submitted and reach out to you. The 2022-2023 RCIA class openings end on the first day of class, Sept. 21, 2022. Please make arrangements ahead of time. No exceptions will be made. Anyone seeking R.C.I.A. after that time may attend, but will not receive sacraments until the following year.

If you would just like to meet with or talk to Deacon Stephen, you can contact him here.

Below is the R.C.I.A. Coursework. We are using the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. Please feel free to read ahead and join in the discussion. Do your reading ahead of time and write down one point that interested you, one point that challenged you, and one question that you’d like to ask. Additional resources you may find helpful are at the bottom of the page.

09/21/22 Staff & Candidate Intro; Overview of materials and process.

9/28/22 Chapter 1: My Soul Longs for You

10/5/22 Chapter 2: God Comes to Meet Us

10/12/22 Chapter 3: Proclaim the Gospel to Every Creature

10/19/22 Chapter 4: Bring About the Obedience of Faith

10/26/22 Chapter 5: I Believe in God

11/02/22 Chapter 6: Man and Woman in the Beginning

11/09/22 Chapter 9: Receive the Holy Spirit

11/16/22 Chapter 10: The Church–Reflecting the Light of Christ

11/23 No Class for Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30/22 Chapter 11: The Four Marks of the Church

12/07/22 Chapter 7: The Good News–God Has Sent His Son

12/14/22 Chapter 8: The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ

12/21 & 12/28 No Class for Christmas Holiday

01/04/23 Chapter 12: Mary–The Church’s First and Most Perfect Member

01/11/23 Chapter 13: Our Eternal Destiny

01/18/23 Chapter 14: The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ

01/25/23 Chapter 15: Baptism–Becoming A Christian

02/01/23 Chapter 16: Confirmation–Consecrated for Mission

02/08/23 Chapter 17: The Eucharist–Source and Summit

02/15/23 Chapter 23: Life in Christ Part 1

02/22/23 Lent, its Symbols and Meaning/Ash Wednesday

03/01/23 Chapter 24: Life in Christ Part 2

03/08/23 Chapter 19: Anointing of the Sick & Dying

03/15/23 Chapter 28: Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation

03/22/23 Chapter 35: God Calls Us to Pray

03/29/23 Chapter 36: Jesus Taught Us to Pray

04/05/23 Easter Vigil Mass Practice

04/06/23 Holy Thursday Mass

04/07/23 Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Mass & Procession

04/08/23 Easter Vigil Mass (Sacraments are Received)

04/19/23 Chapter 25: The 1st Commandment: We Believe in the True God

04/26/23 Chapter 26 & 27: The 2nd and 3rd Commandment


05/10/23 Parish Staff Dinner


RCIA Sponsor Info Sheet

The Senses of Scripture, By Pauline Viviano, Phd.

USCCB on Understanding the Bible

C.C.C. on Sacred Scripture

Q & A on the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Vatican II Document, DEI VERBUM (The Word of God)

Reconciliation Guide

Helps in Reconciliation & The Examination of Conscience

The 7 Deadly Sins

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Quotes from the Saints on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

Can the Bible Be Taken Literally?

Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

The History of the Church

The History of the Mass