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 13 - Introduction, Overview of Scripture and Q & A

September 20 - Basic overview of the faith—Credo of the People of God

September 27 - God’s gift of redemption & why it is needed (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 1)

October 4 - Introduction to Prayer—DIVIDE UP INTO PRAYER GROUPS

October 11 - Why are Questions Good? and Why do I exist? – Chapters 1 & 2

October 18 - Why is Faith Reasonable? – Chapter 3

October 25 - How do you prove God is real? – Chapter 4

November 1- Why believe in the Bible?– Chapter 5

November 8 - Why is Jesus different? –Chapter 6/Trinity

November 15 - Why be Catholic? Why go to Church? – Chapters 7 & 8

November 17 - Trip to Franciscan Monastery and Arlington Cathedral, 11am-10pm

November 29 - Introduction to Advent

December 6 - Sacraments I: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 2, 4)

January 17 - Re-cap of Sacraments I

January 24 - Sacraments II – Confession, Anointing of the Sick

January 31 - What are the virtues and vices? – Chapter 12

February 7 - Why be moral? and Commandments/Sin – Chapters 9 & 10

February 14 - Practicals of Prayer

February 21- Q & A

February 28 - Introduction to Lent, the Easter Liturgies, and the Saints

[March 6 - SPRING BREAK -- ASH WED.]

March 14 - Why must we die? The last things – Chapter 16 —BEGIN PRAYER GROUPS IN ADORATION

March 21 - The 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes

March 23 - Trip to Basilica/JPII Center, DC 11am-10pm

March 28 - Heaven, Purgatory, Hell

April 4 - Vocations – Marriage, Priesthood, Consecrated Life – Chapter 11 (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 8 and 9)

April 11 - Evangelization/Lay Apostolate (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 11)

April 18 - Holy Thursday 7 pm Mass

April 19 - Good Friday 3 pm Liturgy

April 20 - Easter Vigil 8:30 pm Mass

April 21 - Easter Sunday Mass 11:30 am

April 26 - Sharing our Stories