Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

 

These sessions are for those interested in joining the Catholic faith community or completing initiation into the Church (Confirmation and/or Eucharist). Parishioners are invited to audit any session that looks interesting.  You are also invited to come and support those joining the Church because “...the initiation of adults is the responsibility of all the baptized. Therefore the community must always be fully prepared in the pursuit of its apostolic vocation to give help to those who are searching for Christ.” (RCIA #9)

 

Converts will receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass.  Catholics completing the Sacraments of Initiation will be confirmed at St. Peter Cathedral (Marquette) by the Bishop.

 

Example of topics covered:

 

  • The Call to Holiness – (Lay Spirituality)

  • Prayer – (Practical Ways to Pray)

  • The Church – (Four Last Things)

  • The Old Testament

  • Revelation (Four Senses of Scripture)

  • The New Testament

  • The Blessed Virgin Mary – (Major Marian Feasts)

  • The Trinity

  • The Sacraments – (Sacraments as oath & our covenant relationship)

  • The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation)

  • The Sacraments of Healing (Penance & Anointing of the Sick)

  • The Sacraments of Vocation (Matrimony & Holy Orders)

  • Freedom– (Four Sources of Catholic Morality & Types of Sin); The Decalogue & Commandments 1-3

  • The Fourth & Fifth Commandments

  • The Sixth & Ninth Commandments

  • The Seventh, Eighth, & Tenth Commandments

  • Liturgical Seasons (Focus on Lent)

  • Holy Week Overview

  • Mystagogia Period; Divine Mercy; Discerning God’s Will