Prince of Peace Catholic Community
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
Church: 913-782-8864
School: 913-764-0650

RCIA

The Spiritual Process of RCIA

Want to know more about the Catholic Faith? Have you been thinking about becoming Catholic? Are you an adult that's never been baptized? Have you been baptized but never received First Communion or Confirmation?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the Sacraments of Initiation— Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversions as a “spiritual journey.”  Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded. This journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a through catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful. The RCIA Process is a restoration of the ancient catechumenate, arising within the first three centuries following the era of the apostles. It was the early Church’s way of Christianizing the pagan Roman Empire. The Second Vatican Council called for the restoration and use of this venerable and powerful method of initiation for the worldwide Church.
 
WHO IS RCIA FOR?
1. Persons in need of Baptism.
2. Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.
3. Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
 
Interested? Contact Larissa Smith, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation at lsmith@popolathe.org or 913.747.7746.
 

RCIA Schedule

AUGUST                

30    Welcome to RCIA? | Introductions | Orientation  (Presenters: Larissa and Fr. Jerry)

SEPTEMBER           

06    What is Faith? 
13    Who is Jesus Christ? | Q&A w/ Priest 
20    The Bible & Divine Revelation 
27    The Holy Trinity  

OCTOBER

04    The RCIA Process & Rites  
11    Your Prayer Life | Catholic Prayer & Practices | The Lord’s Prayer  
18    The Mass | The Eucharist | Q&A w/ Priest  
25    Places in the Catholic Church | Church Tour  

 
NOVEMBER

01    Mass @ 7 PM | The Saints  
08    Who Shepherds the Church | The Church as a Community | Q&A w/ Priest  
15    The Church Year   
18    RITE OF WELCOME @ 9AM MASS
29    The People of God | The Early Church | Church History  

   
DECEMBER

06    Christian Moral Living | Q&A w/ Priest  
13    Mary  
20    The Sacraments: An Introduction  

   
JANUARY

03    The Sacrament of Baptism 
10    The Sacrament of Confirmation  
17    The Sacrament of Holy Orders | Q&A w/ Priest 
19     RCIA Reflection Retreat
24    The Sacrament of Marriage  
31    The Dignity of Life  

                                
FEBRUARY

07    A Consistent Ethic of Life  
14    Social Justice  )
21    The Sacrament of Reconciliation | Anointing of the Sick  
28    Living Lent | The Creed | Q&A w/ Priest  

                               
MARCH

07     Election: Saying Yes to Jesus 
10    RITE OF SENDING @ 9:00 AM MASS
14    RITE OF ELECTION @ 7:00 PM
21    SCRUTINIES: Looking Within | Q&A w/ Priest  
24    FIRST SCRUTINY & DISMISSAL @ 9:00 AM MASS
28    The Last Things  
30    SECOND SCRUTINY & DISMISSAL @ 5:00 PM MASS

   
APRIL

01    THIRD SCRUTINY & DISMISSAL|11:00 AM MASS
04    The Way of the Cross | Stations of the Cross | Q&A w/ Priest  
11    The Meaning of Holy Week  
14    PALM SUNDAY
18    Participate in THE MASS OF THE LAST SUPPER at 7:00 PM
19    GOOD FRIDAY AT 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM SERVICE
20    HOLY SATURDAY MORNING | EPHPHETA RITE AT 9:00 AM, FOLLOWED BY PRACTICE IN CHURCH
        EASTER VIGIL AT 7:00 PM
25    Unfold Easter Vigil | Q&A w/ Priest - Conversion: A Lifelong Process | Evangelization  

   
MAY

02    The Role of the Laity | Family Life 
09    Potluck Dinner | Your Spiritual Gifts  | Discernment | Presentations of Parish Ministries  

OUR RCIA SESSIONS RUN FROM 7:00-9:00 PM IN THE EMMAUS ROOM
 

For more information, contact:  Larissa Smith, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation at 913-747-7746 or lsmith@popolathe.org

Please enjoy this 2 minute message from
Fr. Jerry Volz, Pastor at
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
in Olathe, Kansas

 

 

Calendar of Events

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Sunday Readings & Homily

October 14, 2018: Readings and Gospel Only
October 7, 2018: Readings and Gospel Only