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

Our Lady of the Assumption RCIA program meets on Wednesdays for Mass at 6pm, and then as a small-group from 6:45-8pm. The 2021-2022 class begins on Sept. 29, 2021, are received into the Church April 16, 2022, and wraps up on May 11, 2022. The schedule of topics and speakers for this year can be found by clicking HERE.

If you are interested in RCIA, or want to find out more about the program or the process, please fill out the intake form attached HERE. Deacon will review the form once submitted and reach out to you. The 2021-2022 RCIA class openings end on the first day of class, Sept. 29, 2021. Please make arrangements ahead of time. No exceptions will be made. Anyone seeking RCIA 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 2021-2022 RCIA Coursework. Please click the bold print for the study content. 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.

09/29/21 Staff & Candidate Intro; Overview of materials and process.

10/06/21 Deep Dive Into Scripture; O.T./Gospels/Epistles

10/13/21 Deep Dive Into the Catechism of the Catholic Church

10/20/21 The Existence of God and The Blessed Trinity

10/27/21 The Incarnation; True God and True Man

11/03/21 The Covenants of God With Us

11/10/21 Divine Revelation and The Deposit of Faith

11/17/21 Sacred Scripture & Sacred Tradition

12/01/21 The Parts of the Mass & The Liturgical Year

12/08/21 Advent & Christmas

12/15/21 5 Doctrines On Mary & The Rosary

01/05/22 The Marks of the Church & The Pope

01/12/22 Aspects of Prayer, Types of Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

01/19/22 The Sacramental Economy, Sacraments & Sacramental Living

01/26/22 Original Sin, The Mystery of Evil & Purgatory

02/02/22 Baptism, Infant Baptism, and Salvation

02/09/22 Confirmation & The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

02/16/22 The Eucharist, Real Presence & Viaticum

02/23/22 Lent, its Symbols and Meaning, and the Stations of the Cross /ASH WEDNESDAY

03/02/22 Understanding Temptation and Sin

03/09/22 The Sacrament of Holy Reconciliation

03/16/22 Anointing of the Sick & The Christian Meaning of Suffering

03/23/22 A Sacramental Marriage, Sexuality & Conception

03/30/22 Holy Orders, Celibacy & the Priesthood

04/06/22 Holy Week, Chrism Mass, and the Solemnity of Easter

04/13/22 Easter Vigil Mass Practice

04/20/22 Infallibility, The Magisterium & the Precepts of the Church

04/27/22 Made in His Image, Spirit and Matter & The Social Teachings of the Church

05/04/22 God’s Law & The Ten Commandments


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