The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a discernment and faith inquiry process for people interested in the Catholic faith. Whether you're a non-Catholic thinking about becoming Catholic or a Catholic seeking to gain a better understanding of their faith, the RCIA process plants the seeds of faith and gives the tools needed to grow that seed to mature faith.

The process starts with a period of discussion and exploration in a comfortable setting, progresses into a more in-depth experience of Catholicism and then invites participants into a process of initiation at Easter. Non-Catholics need not make any commitment to become Catholic until towards the end of the process, after a period of learning and discernment and if someone discerns that they are not called to become a Catholic at that time: that's okay too!

Committed participants will gather at the Lower Knights Hall ( for twenty discussion session, usually held on Sunday evenings. There will also be a half-day retreat held in the spring. Interested in joining the conversation? Just come out! The dates and topics of all sessions can be found below:

​Session #1: Sep 22nd, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Belief, Revelation and Faith)
Session #2: Sep 29th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (God, Science and Providence)

Session #3: Oct 6th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Heaven, Hell, Angels and Man)
Session #4: Oct 20th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Who is Jesus?)
Session #5: Oct 27th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus)

Session #6: Nov 3rd, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Holy Spirit)
Session #7: Nov 10th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (The Church)
Session #8: Nov 24th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Mary and the Saints)

Session #9: Dec 1st, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Forgiveness of Sins and Everlasting Life)
Session #10: Dec 8th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Celebrating the Mysteries of Christ)
Session #11: Dec 15th, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Baptism and Confirmation)
Session #12: Dec 22nd, 2019, 5:15-6:30pm (Eucharist and Mass)

Session #13: Jan 12th, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (Sacraments of Healing)
Session #14: Jan 19th, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (Marriage and Holy Orders)
Session #15: Jan 26th, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (Dignity, Happiness, Freedom, Conscience, Virtues and Sin)

Session #16: Feb 2nd, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (Human Community, Grace and the Church)
Session #17: Feb 9th, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (The First Three Commandments)
Session #18: Feb 23rd, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (Commandments Four, Five Eight and Ten)

Session #19: Mar 1st, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (The Sixth and Ninth Commandments)
Session #20: Mar 8th, 2020, 5:15-6:30pm (The Seventh Commandment)

RCIA Retreat – Sunday, April 5th, 2020, 12:30pm to 5pm (Prayer)

Easter Vigil - April 11th, 2020 at 8:30pm

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