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
The Senses of Scripture, By Pauline Viviano, Phd.
USCCB on Understanding the Bible
Q & A on the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Vatican II Document, DEI VERBUM (The Word of God)
Helps in Reconciliation & The Examination of Conscience
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Quotes from the Saints on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
Can the Bible Be Taken Literally?