Enter the Journey RCIA 2018-2019
Adults considering entering the Catholic Church follow a process known as the RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, either to become a member, or as a Catholic to deepen and enrich your knowledge, RCIA classes will begin September 9th at 6:15 pm. All are welcome.
Dear People of St. Gregory’s:
The mission of the Church is to bring all people to Christ. As the Church, we fulfill our calling by witnessing to our own faith in Jesus by lives of charity and service. It is always the hope that our witness to Christ will bring others to know His love.
Every fall, St. Gregory’s Catholic Community extends an invitation to Catholics and non-Catholics alike to grow in faith and knowledge of the Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an opportunity to join with others on a journey into faith that leads to full communion with the Catholic Church. Possibly, there are family members, neighbors or friends just waiting to be asked to make this journey. Maybe, you think it’s time for you to learn or grow more in your faith life. The RCIA is one of the best ways to do both.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Michele Moon or Fr. Albert. Thank you for all you do for St. Gregory. May the Good Lord continue to bless us.
For information, or to request a brochure,please contact Michele Moon: 582-3833
The RCIA process explores the meaning of faith, offering a chance to ask questions, raise doubts, gain knowledge, share, learn, and grow. The process helps inquirers discern God’s call. Those who complete the process celebrate the sacraments of Baptism (if needed), Eucharist, and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.
RCIA sessions (September—March) take place on Sunday evenings from 6—7:30 in the Office Meeting Room. Although the format will vary, most meetings will have three parts: Input on the topic by a lay person or priest, an opportunity for sharing life/faith experiences related to the topic, and a time for refreshments and getting to know one another.
What’s the commitment? To engage in inquiry through worship, prayer, study, conversation, and service. There is a progressive invitation during the year toward a deepening of commitment to the Catholic faith.
RCIA Calendar 2018-2019
SEPT 9 RCIA Overview & Church Tour
16 Prayer & Conversion
23 Salvation History
30 Introduction to the Creed; Trinity
OCT 7 Creation: God the Father
14 Incarnation: God the Son
21 Paschal Mystery
28 Holy Spirit & Revelation
NOV 4 Blessed Virgin Mary/ Saints
11 Church History
18 Sacraments, Eucharist & Mass
5:00 PM,25 RITE OF ACCEPTANCE/ WELCOMING
25 4 Last Things
DEC 2 Advent; 4 Marks of the Church
9, 16, 23, 30 — OFF
JAN 6 Epiphany; Mission
13 Baptism & Confirmation
20 Reconciliation & Anointing of the Sick
27 Matrimony & Holy Orders
FEB 3 Bible: God’s Love Letter
10 A Catholic Moral Vision
17 Catholic Social Teachings
24 10 Commandments & Beatitudes
MAR 3 Lenten Journey/Prep for Rite
6 ASH WEDNESDAY—7 PM Mass
10 10:30 AM Rite of Sending
2:00 PM Rite of Election
24 SUN 10:30 AM Mass – 1st Scrutiny
31 SAT 5 PM Mass – 2nd Scrutiny
APR 7 SUN 5 PM Mass – 3rd Scrutiny
13 SAT – RETREAT @ CONCEPTION ABBEY
18 Holy Thursday – 7 PM
19 Good Friday – 5:30 PM
20 Holy Saturday: 8:30 PM or TBA
EASTER VIGIL & RECEPTION