CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY

RCIA

2020-2021 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 meets from September 2020 through Easter 2021.  If you are interested in joining the next session, please contact Mike James, R.C.I.A. Coordinator, at [email protected].

The 2020-2021 R.C.I.A. Session will start online on Sunday September 20, 2020 from 11:30am-12:30pm via a www.Zoom.us Meeting and continue each Sunday afterwards at the same time.  Meeting details will be emailed to all class members.

 

2020-2021 R.C.I.A. Important Dates

1.  Sunday February 21, 2021 - Rite of Election at Good Shepherd Church - Mira Mesa

2.  Saturday April 3, 2021 - Easter Vigil - Church of the Nativity

 

R.C.I.A. Class - September 20, 2020

To prepare for our first class please download these handouts and sections from our book, Invitation by Alfred McBride.

1.  R.C.I.A. Class Dates 2020-2021

2.  Invitation 1 - Introduction

3.  Invitation 2 - Contents

4.  Invitation 3 - Preface

5.  Invitation 4 - How to Use Invitation

6.  Invitation 5 - List of Abbreviations

7.  Invitation 6 - Books in the Bible

8.  Invitation - Chapter 1

 

R.C.I.A. Class - September 27, 2020

To prepare for class please download these documents below.  Also please see the email sent to all class members on Friday September 25 at 5:40pm with the NEW log in information for our Zoom Meeting on Sunday as it is different than last week.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2.  Invitation - Chapter 2

 

R.C.I.A. Class - October 4, 2020

To prepare for class please download thses documents below.  We will pick up where we left off in Chapter 1 and possibly start Chapter 2.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

R.C.I.A. Class - October 11, 2020

To prepare for class please download these documents below.  We will start on Chapter 2 and possibly get to Chapter 3.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2.  Invitation - Chapter 3

3.  Invitation - Appendix

4.  Invitation - Index

 

R.C.I.A. Class - October 18, 2020

To prepare for class please download this document below.  We will finish Chapter 2 and possibly start Chapter 3.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

R.C.I.A. Class - October 25, 2020

To prepare for class please download these documents below and read the link.  To start the class we will finish our discussion on the creation story in Genesis and talk about the Pope's comments on Civil Unions.  We will then finish Chapter 2.  Also below is a download for Chapter 5, (I know it's slightly out of chapter order), which will answer some of the questions on the Bible from last week.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2.  Genesis Introduction from New American Bible

3.  Genesis Summary from USCCB

4.  Pope Francis' position on same sex Civil Union laws - https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/not-news-pope-francis-has-supported-civil-unions-years

5.  Invitation - Chapter 5

 

R.C.I.A. Class - November 1, 2020

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will talk about All Saints Day and All Souls Day and finish Chapter 2 and possibly start Chapter 3.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - Solemnity of All Saints

2.  All Saints Day / All Souls Day Information Sheet

 

R.C.I.A. Class - November 8, 2020

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will finish answering the questions on infant baptism and Mary and finish Chapter 2.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2.  Catechism of the Catholic Church teaching on Angels

 

R.C.I.A. Class - November 15, 2020

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will skip ahead briefly to Chapter 15 to answer the questions on the 10 Comandments and then pick up with Chapter 3.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2.  Invitation - Chapter 15

3.  Invitation - Chapter 3

 

R.C.I.A. Class - November 22, 2020

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will skip ahead briefly to Chapter 15 to answer the questions on the 10 Comandments and then pick up with Chapter 3.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle A - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

 

R.C.I.A. Class - November 29, 2020

There is no class on November 29, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will resume on December 6, 2020 at the regular times.

 

R.C.I.A. Class - December 6, 2020

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will review Advent and the Immaculate Conception and then pick up with Chapter 3.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle B - 2nd Sunday of Advent

2.  Advent Handout

3.  Invitation - Chapter 3

4.  Invitation - Chapter 22

 

R.C.I.A. Class - December 13, 2020

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will explain Gaudete Sunday and pick up with Chapter 3.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle B - Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)

 

R.C.I.A. Class - December 20, 2020

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will pick up with Chapter 3 and possibly start Chapter 4.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle B - Fourth Sunday of Advent

2.  Invitation - Chapter 4

 

** There will be no class on December 27 or January 3.  We resume on January 10, 2021.**

 

R.C.I.A. Class - January 10, 2021

The new 2021 Zoom Log In information has been emailed to all class members. 

To prepare for class please download the documents below.  We will talk about the end of the Christmas Season and finish Chapter 4 and start Chapter 5.

1.  Scripture Readings - Cycle B - The Baptism of the Lord

2.  Invitation - Chapter 5