RCIA Calendar 2019-2020

St. Joseph Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 

2019-2020 Schedule

Spiritual Life Coordinator:  Becky Sheridan ~ 812-385-2617 ~ [email protected] 

Sessions are Tuesdays in the Parish Center Conference Room 6:30-8:15 p.m. (immediately following the 6 p.m. Mass)

Inquiry & Pre-Catechumenate Period:

10/22/19     Welcoming, What is RCIA?, St. Joseph Catholic Church history and tour. 

10/29/19     Journey of Faith; Trinity, Faith, and the God Who is Love 

11/05/19     Divine Revelation: God Seeking Us and the Compass of our Lives

11/12/19     The Bible:  God's Love Letter to Humanity

11/19/19     The Story of Salvation:  Creation, Fall & Redemption

11/26/19     No Session ~ Happy Thanksgiving!!

Catechumenate Period

12/01/19     Rite of Acceptance (Catechumens) / Welcoming (Candidates) at the 10:30 Mass

12/03/19     Who is Jesus?  Just a Good Man, or Lord of Our Lives?

12/10/19    The Paschal Mystery:  The Mystery of Jesus' Death and Resurrection

12/17/19     The Sacraments:  Baptism & Confirmation

12/24/19     No Session ~ Merry Christmas!!

12/31/19     No Session ~ Happy New Year!!

01/07/20     The Eucharist:  Source & Summit of Christian Life

01/14/20     Walk through the Mass:  Exploring the Sacred Liturgy / Church Tour

01/21/20     The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace:  God's Divine Life Within Us

01/25/20     (Saturday) RCIA RETREAT @ Catholic Center in Evansville 8:30 am - 11:30 am

01/28/20     Penance and Anointing of the Sick: God's Mercy Revealed

02/04/20     A Catholic Moral Vision:  Virtue, Grace, & the Path to Happiness

02/11/20     Matrimony and Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service & Communion

02/18/20     Mary and the Saints:  Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of the Saints

02/25/20     The Last Things:  What Happens After We Die?

02/26/20     ASH WEDNESDAY MASS @ 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Purification & Enlightenment Period

03/01/20     Rite of Sending @ 10:30 Sunday Mass / Rite of Election 3 pm @ St. Benedict

03/03/20     Why do I Need the Church?  The Mystery of the Catholic Church

03/08/20     Penitential Rite (Candidates) @ 10:30 Sunday Mass

03/10/20     Prayer/Kingdom of God:  The Ten Commandments/Beatitudes

03/15/20     Scrutiny I (Catechumens) at 10:30 Sunday Mass

03/17/20     Nicene Creed / The Woman at the Well

03/22/20     Scrutiny II (Catechumens) at 10:30 Sunday Mass

03/24/20     The Lord's Prayer / Man Blind from Birth

03/29/20     Scrutiny III (Catechumens) at 10:30 Sunday Mass

03/31/20     Holy Week: Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday | Lazarus

04/05/20     Palm Sunday 

04/07/20     No Session ~ Chrism Mass at St. Benedict Cathedral @ TBA

04/09/20     Holy Thursday Mass @ TBA

04/10/20     Good Friday Service @ TBA

04/11/20    Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil @ TBA

04/12/20    Easter Sunday ~ No Session ~ Happy Easter!

Mystagogia Period

04/14/20     A Love That Lasts:  The Call to Self-Giving Love/Divine Mercy

04/21/20     A Love That Lasts:  God's Plan for Sexuality

04/28/20     Catholic Social Teaching:  Building a Civilization of Love / Talents & Gifts Inventory

05/05/20     Catholic Social Teaching:  Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person

05/12/20     Conversion:  A Lifelong Process / What is a Vocation?

05/19/20     RCIA Closing Session; Evangelization / Lay Ministry/ Pizza!

05/31/20     Pentecost Sunday

06/07/20     Strawberry Festival