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.
11/03/21 The Covenants of God With Us
11/17/21 Sacred Scripture & Sacred Tradition
12/08/21 Advent & Christmas
12/15/21 5 Doctrines On Mary & The Rosary
01/05/22 The Marks of the Church & The Pope
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
04/13/22 Easter Vigil Mass Practice
05/04/22 God’s Law & The Ten Commandments
The Senses of Scripture, By Pauline Viviano, Phd.