RCIA Schedule


We would like to extend an invitation to all adults who might be interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic Church to join us during the period of inquiry held in the fall.

First phase on the journey: Period of INQUIRY: Just Looking

In the inquiry phase, you’re just finding out about Jesus, Christianity, and the Catholic Church.

When: Thursday  evenings from September 12- December 12

Where: The Pastoral Center

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Second phase on the journey:  Period of CATECHUMENATE: Learning about the Faith

This phase focuses on  discussing and exploring the Catholic faith through scripture and doctrine.

When: Thursday  evenings from January 9 – March 26

Where: The Pastoral Center

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Third phase on the journey: Period of PURIFICATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT:  Getting ready for rebirth!

This period of purification and enlightenment is the final stage before receiving the Sacraments of Initiation. This phase focuses on reflection and calls you to deeper conversion in preparation to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Sunday Dismissals at  Mass

March 1, 8, 15 22 and 29

During this time Candidates and Catechumens will continue to meet with their sponsors and the RCIA team catechists.

Easter Vigil: April 11, 2020: Retreat begins at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 12:30 p.m. The retreat is for both those coming into the Church and their sponsors. Vigil Mass will be held at sundown.


Fourth phase: MYSTAGOGY: Reflecting on the mysteries of the Mass

This period helps to lay the foundation for your continuing faith journey.

When: Thursday  evenings from April 16 – May 28

Where: The Pastoral Center

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm


For more information contact Jeanne Winkelmann at (616) 949-4170 ext. 243 or