Prince of Peace Catholic Community
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
Church: 913-782-8864
School: 913-764-0650
Christian Formation: 913-829-1147

RCIA Class

7:00pm

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 747.7746.
 

RCIA Schedule

AUGUST                

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

SEPTEMBER           

06    What is Faith?  (Presenter: Deacon Mike)
13    Who is Jesus Christ? | Q&A w/ Priest  (Presenter: Fr. Francis)
20    The Bible & Divine Revelation  (Presenter:  Fr. Jerry)
27    The Holy Trinity  (Presenter:  Fr. Jerry)

OCTOBER

  04    The RCIA Process & Rites  (Presenter:  Deacon Chris)
  11    Your Prayer Life | Catholic Prayer & Practices | The Lord’s Prayer  (Presenter: Fr. Phil)
  18    The Mass | The Eucharist | Q&A w/ Priest  (Presenter: Fr. Jerry)
  25    Places in the Catholic Church | Church Tour  (Presenter: Fr. Francis)

 
NOVEMBER

01    Mass @ 7 PM | The Saints  (Presenter Deacon Chris)
08   Who Shepherds the Church | The Church as a Community | Q&A w/ Priest  (Presenter: Fr. Jerry)
15    The Church Year   (Presenter:  Fr. Francis)
18    RITE OF WELCOME @ 9AM MASS
29    The People of God | The Early Church | Church History  (Presenter:  Chuck Swanson)

   
DECEMBER

06    Christian Moral Living | Q&A w/ Priest  (Presenter: Fr Jerry)
13    Mary  (Presneter: Deacon Mike)
20    The Sacraments: An Introduction  (Presenter: Aggie Knapp)

   
JANUARY

03    The Sacrament of Baptism  (Presenter: Brian Borland)
10    The Sacrament of Confirmation  (Presenter: Alli Petty)
17    The Sacrament of Holy Orders | Q&A w/ Priest  (Presenter: Fr. Francis)
19     RCIA Reflection Retreat
24    The Sacrament of Marriage  (Presenter: Deacon Mike)
31    The Dignity of Life  (Presenter: Fr. Jerry)

                                
FEBRUARY

07    A Consistent Ethic of Life  (Presenter: Fr. Jerry)
14    Social Justice  (Presenter: Deacon Chris)
21    The Sacrament of Reconciliation | Anointing of the Sick  (Presenter: Fr. Jerry)
28    Living Lent | The Creed | Q&A w/ Priest  (Presenter: Deacon Mike)

                               
MARCH

07     Election: Saying Yes to Jesus  (Presenter: Fr. Jerry)
10    RITE OF SENDING @ 9:00 AM MASS
14    RITE OF ELECTION @ 7:00 PM
21    SCRUTINIES: Looking Within | Q&A w/ Priest  (Presenter:Fr. Jerry)
24    FIRST SCRUTINY & DISMISSAL @ 9:00 AM MASS
28    The Last Things  (Presenter: Deacon Chris)
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  (Presenter:Fr. Francis)
11    The Meaning of Holy Week  (Presenter:  Fr. Jerry)
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  (Presenter: Fr. Jerry)

   
MAY

02    The Role of the Laity | Family Life  (Presenter: Deacon Chris)
09    Potluck Dinner | Your Spiritual Gifts  | Discernment | Presentations of Parish Ministries  (Presenters:  All Priests and Deacons and Parish Leaders)

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

 


 

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Sunday Readings & Homily

December 16, 2018: "Happy Happy Joy Joy... Choose Joy" (Fr. Jerry)
December 9, 2018: "Feed Your Wolf" (Fr. Jerry)