RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

December 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News



RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the process by which adults become Catholic.

If you or anyone you know is not a fully initiated Catholic and wishes to learn more about the Catholic Faith, RCIA is what you are looking for. In the RCIA process, we learn about the basic teachings of the Catholic Faith.

This process is designed to lead to initiation into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation.  In coming to the RCIA sessions, though, there is no obligation to join the Church.

Click here to download the Registration Form. These forms may be returned to the Parish Office.  The forms are also available at the Parish Office.

For more information, contact Seth Wright at the Parish Office: 972-875-2834.

The following schedules apply to the typical RCIA participant.  Circumstances may mean that these do not apply to certain participants.  These schedules are updated as changes are made, so check back occasionally for the newest information.

Click here for the Catechumenate Schedule.

Click here for the Scripture Reading Schedule.


Pictures – click on the link below to view pictures from these RCIA events

Pentecost Vigil 2017

Easter Vigil 2017

Pentecost Vigil 2016


Class Handouts



God the Creator

Made in His Image

The Fall

Original Sin

The Mystery of Evil

What is Sin?

Christ and Redemption

The Paschal Mystery

Conversion to Jesus Christ

Disciple of Christ

The Holy Trinity

The Blessed Trinity

God the Father

God’s Justice, God’s Love


God the Son

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life



The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Gifts of the Holy Spirit


The Communion of Saints

Mary and the Saints

Death and Judgment

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

The 2nd Coming and Life Everlasting

The Church

Mystical Body of Christ

The People of God

One, Holy, Catholic…

The Church is Apostolic

The Magisterium

Titles, Terms, Ministries

Servant of the Servants of God


History of the Church

Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

Divine Revelation

Deposit of Faith

Sacred Tradition

Sacred Scripture

Can the Bible be taken literally?

Deuterocanonical Books

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year


Holiness and Joy

• Religious Life (Monks, Nuns, Friars)

The Consecrated Life

• Holy Orders (Bishops, Priests, Deacons)

Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom

Holy Orders

In Persona Christi

Women and the Priesthood

• Married Life


What is a Sacramental Marriage?

Marriage, Sexuality, and Contraception

Theological Virtues

The Virtue of Faith

Responding to the Great Mysteries

The Virtue of Hope

The Virtue of Charity

The Beatitudes



Commandments 1-3

God’s Law

Veneration of Holy Images: Idolatry?


The Sabbath and Sunday Worship


Confession to a Human Being


Continual Conversion and Penance


Examination of Conscience before the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Helps in Using the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Commandments 4-10

Honoring Our Parents

The Sanctity of Human Life

Chastity and Modesty

Stealing, Cheating, Lying


Lent: The Period of Purification and Enlightenment

Stations of the Cross