2023-2024 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 17, 2023 and continues each Sunday through May 19, 2024. 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 [email protected] 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 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 - Mystagogia Class #4
May 5, 2024 - Mystagogia Class #5
May 12, 2024 - No Class (Mother's Day)
May 19, 2024 - Mystagogia Class #6 (Pentecost & End of Year Celebration Brunch)