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 and joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (also called RCIA) process which meets on Thursdays at 8:15-10:00pm in the lounge of the St. John Bosco Center. To find out more about RCIA 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.

Schedule for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

September 12 - Introduction, Overview of Scripture and Q & A

September 19 - Basic overview of the faith—Credo of the People of God

September 26 - God’s gift of redemption & why it is needed (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 1)

October 3 - Introduction to Prayer—DIVIDE UP INTO PRAYER GROUPS

October 10 - Why are Questions Good? and Why do I exist? – Chapters 1 & 2

October 17 - Why is Faith Reasonable? – Chapter 3

October 24 - How do you prove God is real? – Chapter 4

October 31- Why believe in the Bible?– Chapter 5

November 7 - Why is Jesus different? –Chapter 6/Trinity

November 14 - Why be Catholic?  Why go to Church? – Chapters 7 & 8

November 16 - Trip to Franciscan Monastery and Arlington Cathedral, 11am-10pm

November 21 - Introduction to Advent

December 5 - Sacraments I: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 2, 4)

January 16 - Re-cap of Sacraments I

January 23 - Sacraments II – Confession, Anointing of the Sick

January 30 - What are the virtues and vices?  – Chapter 12

February 6 - Why be moral? and Commandments/Sin – Chapters 9 & 10

February 13 - Practicals of Prayer

February 20- Q & A

February 26- Ash Wednesday -- Mass at 4PM

February 27 - Introduction to Lent, the Easter Liturgies, and the Saints

[Feb 28-March 8th - SPRING BREAK]

March 12 - Why must we die?  The last things – Chapter 16 —BEGIN PRAYER GROUPS IN ADORATION

March 19 - The 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes

March 21 - Trip to Basilica/JPII Center, DC 11am-10pm

March 26 - Heaven, Purgatory, Hell

April 2 - Vocations – Marriage, Priesthood, Consecrated Life – Chapter 11 (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 8 and 9)

April 9 - Holy Thursday 7pm Mass

April 10 - Good Friday 3pm Liturgy

April 11 - Easter Vigil 8:30pm Mass

April 12 - Easter Sunday Mass 11:30am

April 16 - Evangelization/Lay Apostolate (Living the Catholic Faith, Ch. 11)

April 23 - Sharing our Stories