2024-2025 R.C.I.A. Session

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is the process that welcomes you to join the Catholic faith community and introduces you to the beliefs and practices of the Church.  If you are not baptized, the process leads to the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  If you are Baptized in another Christian tradition, the process invites you to participate fully in the church through the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.  It also prepares you for the Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation.

If you are an adult looking to learn more about or to be initiated into the Catholic faith, need to prepare for a missed sacrament, or are a lifelong Catholic looking for a refresher course, then the R.C.I.A. can help.

At each R.C.I.A. session we spend time answering your questions about the Catholic faith, reviewing the Scripture readings from Mass, and discussing the current chapter in our book.  The most important element is getting your questions about the Catholic faith answered.  The next R.C.I.A. session starts on September 12, 2024 and continues each Sunday through June 8, 2025.  We will meet on Sunday mornings from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Parish Library.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Mike James, Director of Catechetical Ministry / Director of R.C.I.A., at mjames@nativitycatholic.org to be added to the upcoming class list.


2023-2024 - R.C.I.A. Important Dates

September 17, 2023 - Class #1 - 11:30am

(Class continues each Sunday after September 17 from 11:30am - 12:30pm)

February 18, 2024 - Rite of Sending / Mass (with Sponsors) - 10:30am

February 18, 2024 - Rite of Election (with Sponsors)

March 3, 2024 - 1st Scrutiny - 10:30am

March 10, 2024 - 2nd Scrutiny - 10:30am

March 17, 2024 - 3rd Scrutiny - 10:30am

March 24, 2024 - Easter Vigil Rehearsal - 11:30am

Maarch 28, 2024 - Holy Thursday Mass - 6pm

March 29, 2024 - Good Friday Service - 2pm

March 31, 2024 - Easter Vigil (with Sponsors) - 8pm

April 7, 2024 - Mystagogia Class #1

April 14, 2024 - Mystagogia Class #2

April 21, 2024 - Mystagogia Class #3

April 28, 2024 - No Class

May 5, 2024 - Mystagogia Class #4

May 12, 2024 - No Class (Mother's Day)

May 19, 2024 - Mystagogia Class #6 (Pentecost & End of Year Celebration Brunch)