Six Sessions from 5:00 - 9:00 PM with a one hour break at 6:30 to go to Mass if needed.
7 Introduction to Bible/Sacraments
14 Jesus as Jew/Baptism – Conrmation
21 Mary – Saints/Church Tour
28 No Session – Memorial Day
11 Sin and Morality/Reconciliation
18 Marriage/Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick
* Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church?
* Are you unbaptized but recognize a need for spirituality in your life?
* Are you baptized Catholic or baptized into another religion but never received any formal religious education?
* Do you attend Mass but just don't know what the next step is to become one of the Catholic faithful?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the place for you. Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic Community through RCIA. It is a learning and loving process in which conversion of the heart brings you to Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Savior.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is designed to help adults explore the Catholic Faith. Classes are held on Monday evenings from the end of September through May, with a break during December.
RCIA is first and foremost a process of conversion! It is a community event, where the candidate receives support and prayer from those in the faith community. The RCIA is ongoing and multi-dimensional, including classes, retreats, and service. It is meant to be a step-by-step journey, with stepping stones that mark the end of one stage and the beginning of another. Those candidates who are prepared to be initiated (through Baptism and/or Confirmation) into the Catholic faith would do so at the Easter Vigil. This process is not only for those who would like to complete their Catholic initiation or become a part of the Catholic faith, but also for those who are practicing their Catholic faith and want to know more. The candidates are encouraged to have a support person come to the classes and retreats. This person becomes an "extra set of ears" as the candidate hears information and becomes a support and guide on the journey through Catholicism.