Want to learn more about the Catholic Faith?
Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
Were you Baptized as a Catholic but never Confirmed?
 

 
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the program through which people can learn more about the Catholic faith and prepare for participating in the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Classes for the 2016 -2017 have begun and meet on Wednesday Evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 in the Church Basement. (Child care is available.)
 
We are using "We Believe . . ." A Survey of the Catholic Faith by Fr. Oscar Lukefahr as our textbook. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at class meetings.
 
For more information about RCIA, please contact Fr Jim Handerhan at 256-722-7929 x103  or email: frjim@stjohnbchurch.org.
 

 RCIA Wednesdays Classes 2016-2017
(7:15 – 8:30 PM, Church Basement)
*Links to presentation slides are provided
 
September 14, 21, 28
October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14, 
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 8, 22, 29
April 5, 13, 19, 26
May 3, 10
 

UPDATED Dates:

Sunday, November 27 (TBA) - Rite of Welcome
Sunday, February 26 (8:30 AM) - Rite of Sending
Wednesday, March 1 – Ash Wednesday (Mass and Distribution of Ashes)
Saturday, March 11 – Rite of Election, Holy Spirit Church 12:30pm
Sunday, March 19 (5:30 PM) – First Scrutiny
Sunday, March 22 (6:30pm) – Mass and Reconciliation
Sunday, March 26 (11:30 AM) – Second Scrutiny / Presentation of the Creed
Saturday, April 1 (5:30 PM) – Third Scrutiny / Presentation of the Lord's Prayer
Wednesday, April 12 (7:15pm) - RCIA Rehearsal (Church)
Saturday, April 15 – Easter Vigil
Monday, April 24 (6:30pm) - Confirmation with Bishop (Confirmandi only)

 
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Candidates and Catechumans:  Please complete the RCIA Candidate / Catechuman Data Sheet