RCIA Schedule 2016-2017

Dates for the classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

October 4:
Introductions and what is the RCIA

October 11:
Four Pillars of the Catholic Church Chapter ( Introduction and chapter 1)

October 18:
Scripture and Tradition (Chapter 3)

October 25:
Tour of the Church

November 1:
Communion of Saints and Mary (chapter 6 and video)

November 8:
Who is Jesus and Teachings of Jesus (Video)

November 15:
Liturgical Year (chapter 7)

November 22:
Thanksgiving week No class

November 29:
Understanding the Structure of the Church

December 6:
Understanding the Sunday Liturgy

December 13:
Advent Reflection

January 10:
Different ways to pray

January 17:
Sacraments and Sacramentals (chapter 8)

January 24:
Understanding Baptism (Chapter 9 and Handout)

January 31:
Understanding Eucharist (handout)

February 7:
Understanding Confirmation (Chapter 9 and Handout)

February 14:
No class

February 21:
Understanding Sin (Chapter 13)

February 28:
Understanding Lent

Lent begins March 1st (March 5th or 12th is the Rite of Election at the Cathedral)

March 7:
Understanding Sacrament of Reconciliation (chapter 15)

March 14:
Understanding the Sacrament of the Sick (chapter 10)

March 21:
Understanding Vocations (chapter 11)

March 28:
Catholic Social Teaching

April 4:
Understanding Holy Week

April 11:
Holy Week No class

April 15:
Holy Saturday Morning for Practice and Reception of Sacraments at Holy Saturday Service

April 18:
Call to Mission and Ministry

April 25:
Closing and new Beginnings