RCIA Schedule of Sessions
When: Wednesday evenings *
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Lower Rectory and Zoom**
*Anticipated Start/First Session Date: Wednesday, Sept 15.
**The First Session will be ‘physical attendance’ required. Thereafter, the meetings will be largely via Zoom, except for some few other ‘in-person required dates’ to be determined at a later date.
September 15, 2021
Introduction/RCIA Overview/Guiding Principles. Why be Catholic?
The Bible and our Relationship with God. Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, The Trinity, The Word made flesh: what does it all mean?
Jesus Ministry (1): love God and your Neighbor. Forgiveness, Mercy, The Sermon on the Mount/The Beatitudes, The Mystical Body of Christ
Jesus Ministry (2): The Passion, Cross and Resurrection….The Good News!
Framing our lives with the Liturgy and Sacraments. The centrality of the Eucharist
Group Meeting & Praying the Rosary with Msgr. Michael
Sin: Confession, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Living your faith in America (or anywhere)
Prayer: purpose, form, frequency, content
The Catholic Church: An overview and history – 2000 years in 60 minutes (or so)
Christmas, Easter and Key Feast Days
Rituals, Symbols, Places in a Church
The Blessed Virgin, The Saints, and Biblical figures worth knowing
Living the Lenten Journey
Virtues: Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy
Challenges facing the Church (Secularism, Relativism, Sex Abuse, etc.)