RCIA Syllabus 2021-2022 (Final 8/24/21)


Classes are held Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00pm in Immaculata Hall

(*)-Indicates Class/Mass not scheduled on a Tuesday


September 28 Introduction:  Belief, Faith, Religion

October 5 The Creed, “I Believe in God. . . Creator. . .” - “I believe in    one…”

October 12 “And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord” - “I believe in     holy . . .”

October 26 “Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit” - “I believe in . . .   apostolic

November 9 The Holy Catholic Church - The Hierarchy, Mary and the Communion of Saints

November 16 Divine Revelation: Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium

November 30 Salvation History, “The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting”

January 4 Sacrament of Initiation – Baptism

January 11 Sacrament of Initiation – Confirmation

January 25 Sacraments of Initiation – Eucharist and Mass

February 1 Sacrament of Vocation - Marriage

February 8 Sacrament of Vocation – Holy Orders

February 15 Sacraments of Healing - Reconciliation & Anointing of the Sick

March 2* Ash Wednesday

March 6* Rite of Election (Catechumens)

March 8 Prayer - Liturgy

March 15 Tour of the Church - Sacramentals

March 22 Lenten Penance Service at the Church of the Resurrection

April 12 Rehearsal for Catechumens and Candidates


Sacred Triduum

April 14*        Holy Thursday-Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 15*        Good Friday-Veneration of the Cross

April 16*        Holy Saturday-Easter Vigil

April 17* Easter Sunday


Sometimes being Catholic is challenging.  I have found that it is more difficult when we do not understand the richness that underlies our Faith Tradition.

Today, I invite you to consider joining me, beginning in September, for an opportunity to grow in an awareness of the beauty of our Catholic Faith through a consideration of a variety of topics.  For some, these ‘classes’ are part of the Catholic Church’s way of initiating new members into the faith and for others it is an opportunity to strengthen the faith of those who are seeking to grow in their relationship with God. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (commonly known as R.C.I.A.), will also help adults become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices, get acquainted with people of the parish, and get involved in service within the parish or the wider community.

It is an opportunity:

**  For those who have not been baptized.

**  For those who have been baptized, but have little affiliation with, and/or training in the Catholic religion.

**  For those Catholics and others who want to learn and ask questions about the Catholic faith.

**  For those who are searching.


Through weekly gatherings, Tuesday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, those attending gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Catholic faith, tradition, rituals, and prayer life.  I ask you to consider joining us this year and to consider inviting others. Please check a future bulletin for a schedule to be posted.

The first gathering in our parish is for information and inquiry, not commitment.  It will take place on Tuesday, September 28 at Immaculata Hall.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call and we will try to answer any questions you may have. 609-390-0664.

Fr. Pete