Rite of Christian Initiation

Are you interested in becoming Catholic, receiving the sacraments, or just learning more what Catholics actually believe?

If so, consider coming to joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (also called RCIA) class that is held on Thursdays at 8:30pm in the lounge of the St. John Bosco Center. To find out more about this class and see if it is right for you, fill out the inquiry form below or stop by the St. John Bosco Center and speak with a staff member.

Class Schedule for the 2017-18 Academic Year

September 14     Introduction, Overview of Scripture and Q&A

September 21     Basic Overview of the Faith and the Credo of the People of God

September 28     Introduction of Prayer - Divide Up into Prayer Groups

October 5          God’s Generous Gift of Redemption and Why it is Needed

October 12         Why are Questions Good? And Why do I Exist? (Chapters 1 & 2)

October 19         Why is Faith Reasonable? (Chapter 3)

October 26         How Do You Prove God is Real? (Chapter 4)

November 2       Why Believe in the Bible? (Chapter 5)

November 9       Why is Jesus Different? (Chapter 6 & the Trinity)

November 16     Why Be Catholic?  Why Go to Church? (Chapters 7 & 8)

November 18     Trip to the Cathedral of St. Thomas Moore & the Franciscan Monastery  - Trip begins at 11am & Ends Around 10pm

November 30     Introduction to Advent & Church Calendar

December 7       Introduction to Sacraments – Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation

January 18         Sacraments II – Confession, Anointing of the Sick

January 25         Overview of the History of the Church

February 1        What are the Virtues and Vices?  (Chapter 12)

February 8        Why Be Moral? (Chapter 9) - Begin Prayer Groups in Adoration

February 14     Ash Wednesday: Mass at 11am or 4pm

February 15       Introduction to Lent, the Easter Liturgies, and the Saints

February 22       Why Pray? (Chapter 13)

March 1             Why Must We Die?  The Last Things (Chapter 16)

March 15           The 10 Commandments, Sin, and the Beatitudes

March 17           Trip to Basilica and JPII Center, DC - The Trip will Begin at11am and End Around 10pm

March 22           Heaven, Purgatory, Hell

March 29           Holy Thursday 7pm Mass

March 30           Good Friday 3pm Liturgy

March 31           Easter Vigil 8:30pm Mass

April 5               Sharing Our Stories

April 12            Vocations: Marriage, Priesthood, and Consecrated Life (Chapter 11)

April 19            Evangelization and the Lay Apostolate

April 26            What it Means to Be a Catholic Who is a Disciple - Last Class Party