RCIA Calendar 2020-2021

St. Joseph Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 

2020-2021 Schedule

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

Sessions are Sundays in the Parish Center Conference Room 9:00-10:15 a.m. (immediately preceding the10:30 a.m. Mass)

Inquiry & Pre-Catechumenate Period:

09/20/20     Welcoming, What is RCIA?

09/27/20    Journey of Faith: Trinity, Faith, and the God Who is Love / Prayer

10/04/20     Divine Revelation: God Seeking Us and the Compass of our Lives

10/11/20     The Bible:  God's Love Letter to Humanity

10/18/20     NO SESSION

10/25/20     The Story of Salvation: Creation, Fall, & Redemption

11/01/20      Mary and the Saints:  Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of the Saints

11/08/20      Why Do I Need the Church?  The Mystery of the Catholic Church.

11/15/20      The Last Things:  What Happens After We Die?


Catechumenate Period

11/29/20     Who is Jesus?  Just a Good Man, or Lord of Our Lives?

                   Rite of Acceptance (Catechumens) / Welcoming (Candidates) 10:30 Mass

12/06/20    The Paschal Mystery:  The Mystery of Jesus' Death and Resurrection

12/13/20     The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace:  God's Divine Life Within Us

12/20/20     Walk through the Mass:  Exploring the Sacred Liturgy / Church Tour

12/27/20     No Session ~ Merry Christmas!!

01/03/21     No Session ~ Happy New Year!!

01/10/21     The Sacraments:  Baptism & Confirmation

01/17/21     The Eucharist:  Source & Summit of Christian Life

01/23/21     (Saturday) RCIA RETREAT @ Catholic Center in Evansville 8:30 am - 11:30 am

01/24/21     Penance and Anointing of the Sick: God's Mercy Revealed

01/31/21     Matrimony and Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service & Communion

02/07/21     NO SESSION

02/14/21     A Love That Lasts:  The Call to Self-Giving Love

                   02/17/21  ASH WEDNESDAY MASS

Purification & Enlightenment Period

02/21/20     A Love That Lasts:  God's Plan for Sexuality

                   Rite of Sending @ 10:30 Sunday Mass / Rite of Election 2 pm @ St. Benedict Cathedral

02/28/20     The Ten Commandments / Beatitudes / Penitential Rite (Candidates)  10:30 Mass

03/07/21     Nicene Creed / The Woman at the Well / Scrutiny I (Catechumens)  10:30 Mass

03/14/21     The Lord's Prayer / Man Blind from Birth / Scrutiny II (Catechumens) at 10:30 Mass

03/21/21     Lazarus / Scrutiny III (Catechumens) at 10:30 Mass

03/28/21     Palm Sunday / Holy Week: Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday

                   03/30/21     Chrism Mass at St. Benedict Cathedral

04/01/21     Holy Thursday Mass 

04/02/21     Good Friday Service

04/03/21    Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil

04/04/21    Easter Sunday ~ No Session ~ Happy Easter!

Mystagogia Period

04/11/21     A Catholic Moral Vision:  Virtue, Grace, & The Path to Happiness / Divine Mercy

04/18/21     Catholic Social Teaching:  Building a Civilization of Love / Talents & Gifts

04/25/21     Catholic Social Teaching:  Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person

05/02/21     Conversion:  A Lifelong Process / What is a Vocation?


05/16/21     RCIA Closing Session; Evangelization / Lay Ministry

05/23/21     Pentecost Sunday