RCIA/RCIC:  The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/Children

This rite is the process of initiation/conversion for Adults and children to Catholicism.  This program gives instructions to individuals above the age of infant baptism.  Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs, practices and teachings of the Catholic faith.  Catechumens include those who have already been baptized in the Catholic faith, but may have been away from the catholic church for some period of time, unbaptized individuals, or individuals who have been baptized in another Christian faith, but wish to convert to Catholicism.  All individuals seeking the Rite of Christian Initiation will attend a series of scheduled classes which will teach the aspects of Catholicism before being received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Instructors for the RCIA/RCIA class are Joan Thomas and Gwen Lawyer.   For more information on the program, please contact Joan Thomas, the director of Religious Education.   

RCIC SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

RCIA SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

(Classes are held on Wednesdays at 7pm unless otherwise stated by instructor)


MARCH 7, 2018

Sacrament of Healing

Penance and Anointing

and Holy Eucharist


MARCH 14, 2018

SACRAMENT OF SERVICE

MATRIMONY & HOLY ORDERS


MARCH 21, 2018

The Paschal Mystery & the Triduum


MARCH 26-MARCH 30, 2018

TRIDUUM-MARCH 29, 30 & 31

(Requested Mass Attendance)


MARCH 31, 2018

Preparations for the first Reconciliation

and Easter Vigil


Easter Sunday April 1st


APRIL 4, 2018

Review Easter Vigil Celebration

(What did you experience?)


APRIL 11, 2018

Morality & Catholic Social Teachings of the Church


APRIL 18, 2018

Ministries of the Church and Laity duties


APRIL 25, 2018

Pentecost and the Birth of the Church

Pentecost May 20, 2018

 

During the final phase of preparation for the reception of the sacraments-the Rite requires six weeks of additional insturctions to accompany the regular CCD classes on Sundays.  All RCIC sessions will be held in the St. Rose meeting Room.  See the schedule below for topic and time.


MARCH 3, 2018

Catholic Prayers


MARCH 10, 2018

Ten Commandments the Laws of the Church


MARCH 24, 2018

Sacrament of Reconciliation


MARCH 31, 2018

Confession and Rehearsal for Easter Vigil 


All sessions of preparation listed above are mandatory, in order to be eligible to receive the sacraments.  Any missed session must be made up the following Sunday following regular CCD classes. 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION

       Baptism                            Reconciliation                  First Holy Communion                      Profession of Faith                    Confirmation