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RCIA 2018-2019 – Begins September 9, 6:15 PM

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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.


Michele Moon

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


                 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



Author: Elaine Plackemeier