RCIA

Questions about  our RCIA program ?

For more information, please contact Michael Duffy

RCIA Schedule of Sessions

2021-2022

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. 

SESSION 1 

September 15, 2021

Introduction/RCIA Overview/Guiding Principles. Why be Catholic?

 

SESSION 2 

The Bible and our Relationship with God. Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, The Trinity, The Word made flesh: what does it all mean? 

 

SESSION 3 

Jesus Ministry (1): love God and your Neighbor. Forgiveness, Mercy, The Sermon on the Mount/The Beatitudes, The Mystical Body of Christ

 

SESSION 4 

Jesus Ministry (2): The Passion, Cross and Resurrection….The Good News!

SESSION 5 

Framing our lives with the Liturgy and Sacraments. The centrality of the Eucharist

 

SESSION 6 

Group Meeting & Praying the Rosary with Msgr. Michael

SESSION 7 

Sin: Confession, Forgiveness and Reconciliation

 

SESSION 8

Living your faith in America (or anywhere)

 

SESSION 9 

Prayer: purpose, form, frequency, content

 

SESSION 10 

The Catholic Church: An overview and history – 2000 years in 60 minutes (or so)

 

SESSION 11

Christmas, Easter and Key Feast Days

 

SESSION 12

Rituals, Symbols, Places in a Church

 

SESSION 13

 The Blessed Virgin, The Saints, and Biblical figures worth knowing 

 

SESSION 14

 Living the Lenten Journey

 

SESSION 15

Virtues: Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy

 

SESSION 16

Challenges facing the Church (Secularism, Relativism, Sex Abuse, etc.)