Each school year, St. Mary’s provides a weekly class for adults wishing to enter, become full members of the Catholic, or just to learn more information. The process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

  Period of Precatechumenate (Inquiry)  
Date Subject Presenter/DVD
13-Sep Welcome Session Chris Hainley, Sr
20-Sep Is there a God? Faith and Reason Chris Hainley, Sr
27-Sep The God We know: Father, Son and Holy Spirit/Prayer Booklet/Prodigal Son Chris Hainley, Sr
4-Oct Journey of Faith: Trinity, Faith, and the God Who is Love/Binder & Catechism/Emmaus DVD #1
11-Oct Church Tour Fr. Ron Nelson
18-Oct Divine Revelation DVD #2/Small groups
25-Oct The Bible: God’s Love Letter to Humanity DVD #3
1-Nov No class – Feast of All Saints
8-Nov The Story of Salvation: Creation, Fall, and Redemption DVD #4
15-Nov Who is Jesus? Just a Good Man or Lord of Our Lives? DVD #5
22-Nov Thanksgiving week – no class
29-Nov The Paschal Mystery: The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection DVD #6
4-Dec 2nd Sunday of Advent – Rite of Acceptance -Breakout sessions after 9 am Mass homily
Period of Catechumenate
6-Dec The Holy Spirit & the Life of Grace DVD #7
13-Dec Why Do I Need a Church?: The mystery of the Catholic Church DVD #8
20-Dec No class – Christmas break
27-Dec No class -New Year’s Day
3-Jan-17 Mary and the Saints: Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of Saints DVD #9
10-Jan The Last Things: What Happens after We die? DVD #10
17-Jan The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation DVD #11
21-Jan Day of Recollection and Lunch Fr. Mark and Chris
24-Jan The Eucharist: Source & Summit of Christian Life Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD
31-Jan Walk Through the Mass: Exploring Sacred Liturgy DVD #13
7-Feb The Mass – Nuts and Bolts/Walk through the Missalette Small groups
14-Feb A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace & the Path to Happiness/Prelude to Reconciliation DVD #16
21-Feb Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick DVD #14
28-Feb Rite of Sending & Prepare for Rite of Election DcnTom/Chris Hainley, Sr
Period of Purification and Enlightenment
5-Mar 1st Sunday of Lent – Rite of Election TBA
7-Mar Reconciliation Nuts and Bolts Fr. Ron & small groups
14-Mar Matrimony – First Sacrament of Service DVD #15 Part 1
19-Mart 3rd Sunday of Lent – 1st Scrutiny
21-Mar Matrimony – A Love that Lasts – Discovering Authentic Love DVD #17 & 18
26-Mar – 4 Apr Spring Break
24-26 Mar RCIA Retreat/2nd Scrutiny/Stations of the Cross & Benediction on Friday of Retreat
28-Mar no class – Spring Break
2-Apr 5th Sunday of Lent – 3rd Scrutiny
4-Apr Holy Orders and Consecrated Life Fr. Ron/DVD #15 Part 2?
11-Apr Easter Vigil Practice
15-Apr Easter Vigil
Period of Mystagogia
18-Apr No class
25-Apr Formal Dessert Reception
2-May 2nd Mystagogia Session (Catholic Jeopardy/Night Prayer)
9-May 3rd Mystagogia Session (4th Cup)
16-May 4th Mystagogia Session (DVD #19/Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love DVD #19
23-May 5th Mystagogia Session (DVD #20/Catholic Social Teaching/Catholic Service organizations DVD #20
30-May 6th Mystagogia Sessions – Potluck & Benediction
4-Jun Pentecost Sunday – Gather at the 9am Mass
Summer Monthly Sessions on June 13th, July 11th, August 8th