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Rite Of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is the process where those desiring to become Catholic or complete their Initiation into the Church are prepared for the Easter Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. (Those inquiring about completion of their Initiation include: non-baptized persons, those baptized in other Christian traditions, or Catholics who never completed their Sacraments of Initiation.)  The RCIA program invites non-baptized or Catholics who have yet to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.

For more information about getting started in RCIA, please contact the church office at 260-724-9159.

St Mary's RCIA 2017 / 2018 - "This is our Faith" Schedule:

8/23/2017: What is RCIS? - Welcomes, Introductions and Explanations

8/30/2017:  God's Revelation through Creation - Faith and Reason

9/6/2017:  God in the Old Testament - How to Read the Bible

9/13/2017:  God in the New Testament - Jesus: The Human Face of God

9/20/2017:  The Holy Trinity - "Filioque"

9/27/2017:  The Church is Scaramental - Why God made us the Way He did

10/4/2017:  The Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and the Euchaarist

10/11/2017:  The Anointing of the Sick - Why does God allow us to Suffer?

10/18/2017:  Catholic Morality - Forming a Conscience You can Live with - Forever!

10/25/2017:  The Scarament of Reconciliation - Why should I Confess?  And How?

11/1/2017:  The Sacraments of Service - "This is my Body, given up for You"

11/8/2017:  The Blessed Virgin Mary - Why Catholics DON'T worship Mary

11/15/2017:  Angels and Saints - We've got Friends in High Places

11/29/2017:  The Four Last Things - Death,  Judgment, Heven, Hell ... & Purgatory?

Tuesday, December 19:  7:00 P.M. Advent Penance Service - "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!"

1/31/2018:  Catholic Social Justice - "Thy Kingdom Come!" / Works of Mercy

2/7/2018:  Mardi Gras Celebration! - Catholic Sensibility and a Culture of Life!

February 14, 2018 - Ash Wednesday - 7:00 A.M., 8:05 A.M., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 P.M. - "Repent and Believe!" 

2/21/2018, 2/28/2018, 3/7/2018: Lectio Divina - Praying with Scripture

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:00 P.M. Lenten Penance Service - "Forgive Me, Father, for I have sinned..."

3/14/2018:  The Eucharistic Sacrifice - Mass (the Last Supper) is Heaven on Earth

3/21/2018 - Practice for the Triduum - "Lex orandi, Lex credenda"

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:00 P.M. Mass of the Lord's Supper and Eucharistic Vigil

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 1:00 P.M. Good Friday of the Lord's Passion / 7:00 P.M. Tenebrae

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Easte Vigil - "This is the Night...!"

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday! - "Alleluia! He is Risen as He said!"

4/11/2018:  The Creed - "I Believe!"

4/18/2018:  Church History - We Receive!

4/25/2018:  The Holy Spirit - Gifts, Fruits, Charisms and Callings

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00 P.M.  Mass / 7:00 P.M. May Crowning / 8:00 P.M. Closing Celebration -
The End is only the Beginning...





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