RCIA & Family Catechumenate
Pope Francis said that Faith “takes the form of a journey, a path to be followed, which begins with an encounter with the living God” (Lumen Fidei, 46).
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) and the Family Catechumenate are one journey—a journey of Faith. Those who have wondered what the Catholic Church teaches and professes, those who are not baptized and wonder what being baptized means, and those who were baptized in other faith traditions and would like to explore what it means to be Catholic are all welcome to join us on this journey of Faith.
This is for:
1. Those who want to enter the Catholic Faith.
2. Adult Catholics who have never received their sacraments: 1st Reconciliation, 1st Holy Communion, and Confirmation (For those adults who have received 1st Reconciliation/Communion go to Adult Confirmation.)
3. Those who want to learn more about the Catholic Faith.
4. Children above 8 years old who have not been baptized.
We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30am - 11:30am in the CCE Building rooms 1 & 2.
This is a 1-2 year process depending on your circumstances.
RCIA Schedule for 2022-2023
August 28 Journey of Faith
September 4 Labor Day No Class
September 11 Revelation, faith, and Catholic Interpretation of the Bible
September 18 Scripture
September 25 Encountering Jesus in Scripture
October 2 Angels
October 9 The Holy Trinity
October 16 Parish Bazaar No Class
October 23 Creation and the Fall of Man
October 30 Jesus: True God; True Man
November 6 Prayers, Saints, and Virtues
November 13 The Liturgical Year and Advent Overview
November 20-27 Thanksgiving No Class
December 4 Immaculate Conception
December 11 Intro. To Prayers/Sacraments
December 18-January 1 Winter Break No Class
January 8 Baptism and Confirmation
January 15 Eucharist
January 22 Sacrament of Healing/Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
January 29 Mass/Liturgy of the Word/Liturgy of the Eucharist
February 5 Sacraments of Vocation/Priesthood
February 19 Sacrament of Marriage
February 26 Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory (Rite of Election for those who qualify)
March 5 Paschal Mystery (1st Scrutiny for those who qualify)
March 12 Spring Break No Class
March 19 Cross and the Paschal Mystery (2nd Scrutiny for those who qualify)
March 26 Recap of Teaching (3rd Scrutiny for those who qualify)
April 2 Palm Sunday No Class
April 9 Easter No Class
April 16 The Church and Ecclesiology
April 23 Parish Picnic No Class
April 30 Marks and Precepts of the Church
FORMS for RCIA
For those going through the Rite of Election, please fill out the Godparent/Sponsor Form.
For those going through the Rite of Election, please pick out a Patron Saint.
For more information please contact:
Kim Roy, Director of Faith Formation, 281-342-8371 or [email protected]