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

 

 


2019 - 2020 R.C.I.A. Session

R.C.I.A. Class - CANCELLED

March 13, 2020 (8:25pm) - Effective immediately, both the R.C.I.A. Dismissal from the 10:30am mass and the R.C.I.A. Class are cancelled.  We will move the class portion online.  See the R.C.I.A. Class Cancellation Statement below for full details.  The Diocesan statements regarding these closures are on their website at https://www.sdcatholic.org/

R.C.I.A. Class Cancellation Statement

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 13 - Now Online!

March 17, 2020 - We have started a YouTube Channel to post our R.C.I.A. lessons moving forward.  The class that was scheduled for March 15, 2020 is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcQRqaAufjc

2.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 13 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQxWzl_pyqM

3.  Download the Holy Oils Handout mentioned at 17:25 of the video at - Holy Oils Handout

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 14 - Now Online!

March 23, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwDbaLHrv00

2.  Download the First Scrutiny Handout, USCCB Conversion Process Handout, and the USCCB - The Reception of Holy Communion at Mass Handout (note paragraphs 7-10 in red type)

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 14 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJw44WAErMM

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

Easter Sacraments Postponed Until Pentecost

March 24, 2020 - The Easter Sacraments for the R.C.I.A. Class have been postponed until Pentecost (Sunday May 31, 2020).  We will post more details when they become available.  Please see #9 in the Bishop's Statement at https://www.sdcatholic.org/coronavirus/latest-covid-19-news/

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 15 - Now Online!

March 30, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Read Fr. Minh's message to the R.C.I.A. in "Fr. Minh's Message For the Fifth Sunday In Lent" at https://nativitycatholic.weconnect.com/pastorscorner

2.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWrBIWJbbfg

3.  Download the USCCB - How to Go To Confession and USCCB - A Brief Examination of Conscience Handouts

4.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 15 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtZkwAM3OQ8

5.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 16 - Now Online!

April 5, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Download the Holy Week Handout

2.  Watch the Holy Week video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXSV34KWsvg

3.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebV3lEa1m8s

4.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 16 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b48yFgkYT4

5.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 17 - Now Online!

April 19, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-oWPPEbJSM

2.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 17 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouTLfM-4Ljk

3.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 18 - Now Online!

April 26, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTFMhhqhoYg

2.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 18 at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzmWqavj48Q

3.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 19 - Now Online!

May 3, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj5FpuGyxIU

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 19, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 19 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsPcXC1GHvY

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 20 - Now Online!

May 10, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FHLdm3rKog

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 20, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 20 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXBEiyeZijI

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 21 - Now Online!

May 17, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RACiSLWWwYw

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 21, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 21 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w928tPX0ZyA

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 22 - Now Online!

May 24, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvmck76iil0

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 22, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 22 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocjTQe6tw_w

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

New Updates on Church Reopening

May 25, 2020 - Please see the page on this parish website at https://nativitycatholic.weconnect.com/church-reopening-updated regarding the plans that are being put into place.  Note that there is no specific information on the scheduling of sacraments for the R.C.I.A. yet but hopefully there will be an update on that soon as well.

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 23 - Now Online!

May 31, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDTdXp28Vn0

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 23, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 23 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ohk9ZPvZMA

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 24 - Now Online!

June 7, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiGWIcmFS38

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 24, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 24 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6kxEsYDfsI

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Sacraments Plan Now in Place!

June 12, 2020 - We now have a plan for the R.C.I.A. sacraments!  Mike will be calling each class member to explain the plan and check your availability over the next few days.

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 25 - Now Online!

June 14, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeMuKYTGaxc

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 25, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 25 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S4BBXMHdMo

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 26 - Now Online!

June 21, 2020 - The final R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZLIEWrBgDs

2.  Download Invitation Chapter 26, if you don't already have it.

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 26 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4inEh7-7UE

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

R.C.I.A. Sacraments - Saturday June 27 at the 5pm Mass!

Please arrive at 4:30pm for a rehearsal.  Please also see the email sent out with details and the announcements in the video above for Invitation Chapter 26 above for further details.