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RCIA

What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a journey of faith:

∼through the initial stages of asking and seeking,
∼through beginning involvement with faithful Catholics,
∼through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful
reflection and prayer on this Word of God,
∼through study and discussions about Catholic teaching
and way of life,
∼through doubts and hesitations,
∼through a growing desire to serve and love others,
∼through discernment of God’s call to each human life,
∼through the steps of commitment,
∼through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism,
Confirmation, and Eucharist)

 

Encountering Christ through His Church 

What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a journey of faith:

~      through the initial stages of asking and seeking,

~      through beginning involvement with faithful Catholics,

~      through hearing the Gospel proclaimed

~      through faithful reflection and prayer on the Word of God,

~      through study and discussions about Catholic teachings and way of life,

~      through doubts and hesitations,

~      through a growing desire to serve and love others,

~      through an encounter with the Living God in His Church and people

~      through discernment of God’s call to each human life,

~      through the steps of commitment,

~      through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist)

 

JANUARY Schedule

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Subtopics

Reference

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6-Jan Sacraments at service ofCommunion — Marriage Catechism #’s 1533-1666Adult Catechism chapters 20-21
13-Jan Eucharist/Mass 1
  • Elements of worship: ritual, ritual language, symbols, ritual prayers, space, music
  • Exploring elements of the Introductory Rite: opening song, Rite of Sprinkling, Act of Penitence, Gloria, Opening Prayer

 

Catechism #’s 1066-1134Adult Catechism Chapter 14
Moved to Wed Eucharist/Mass II
  • Exploring the elements of the Liturgy of the Word
  • Old Testament Reading, Responsorial Psalm, New Testament Reading, Gospel Acclamation, the Gospel reading, Homily, Creed, Prayers of the Faithful
Catechism #’s 1322-1419Adult Catechism:Chapter 17
Moved to Wed Breaking Open the Word
27-Jan Eucharist/Mass III
  • Exploring the elements of the Eucharistic Prayer
Catechism #’s 1322-1419Adult Catechism:Chapter 17

 


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