RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

At Holy Redeemer, we have a year-round RCIA process, which means you may contact us at any time you are called to join us in your journey of faith.  
We ask that you make an initial meeting with the Faith Formation office to discuss the process and what it would look like for you personally.

If you are interested in RCIA or have any questions, contact Mark MacKenzie (markm@holyredeemervanc.org) in the Faith Formation office to set up an appointment.
Click here to find out more about what the RCIA process is.

 


 

Current Catechumen and Candidates in RCIA

If you are currently in our RCIA process, you can find detailed information, such as important dates, events, documents, and class topics below.  Click the RCIA Booklet link for details of the program.

RCIA Publications  RCIA Booklet    RCIA 2017-2018 Overview (Calendar)


 

Question Box

We have created a Question Box for RCIA participants who have questions in addition to what has been discussed in class or may not have been covered.  Questions may be entered in our question box at class, although we have also created an online submission form: RCIA Online Question Box

Rite of Acceptance (& Rite of Welcome)

If you are still in the Inquiry phase, please be on the lookout for updates as to when the next Rite of Acceptance and Rite of Welcome is to be scheduled.



Calendar

Below is a general overview of the themes and topics we cover during RCIA Tuesday catechesis.  
RCIA is a year-round program at Holy Redeemer:  if you are interested in pariticipating, you can join in at any point!  Contact Mark MacKenzie at markm@holyredeemervanc.org.
 

July:  Summer Break

No RCIA classes or Mass Dismissals for the month of July.

August:  Nature of God

The Existence of God
Faith & Science (Star of Bethlehem)
Divine Revelation
Creation, the Fall, & Redemption

September:  The Holy Trinity

The Paschal Mystery
God the Father
Jesus, Son of God
The Holy Spirit

October:  Salvation History

The Last Things--Death, Judgment, Hell, Purgatory/Heaven
Jesus With Us--The Eucharist
The Lamb's Supper

November:  Prayer & Liturgy

The Mass--Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word
The Mass--Liturgy of the Eucharist and the Concluding Rites
The season of Advent

December:  Sacraments of Service

The Sacament of Holy Matrimony
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Authentic Love
God's Plan of Sexuality

January:  Sacraments of Initiation

The Sacament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Prayer
Sacramentals & Devotions

February:  Sacraments of Initiation

Catholic Morality & Sin
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
The season of Lent

March:  Lent

Lent, Holy Week, and the Triduum

April:  Easter

Easter & Mystagogy

May:  The Church

The Marks of the Church
The Early Church

June:  Communion of Saints & Catholic Social Teaching
Mary, the Mother of God
The Communion of Saints
Catholic Social Teaching

July:  Summer Break

No RCIA classes or Mass Dismissals for the month of July.

 


 

 

Upcoming Events:

Aug 20

Mass Dismissals

Sunday, 9:30 AM

Mass Dismissals
Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM
Location: Church - 17010 Northeast 9th Street Vancouver WA 98684
  Mass Dismissals occur during the 9:30am Mass.  It is a time for who are undergoing the RCIA process to break open and further reflect...
Aug 22

RCIA

Tuesday, 6:00 PM

RCIA
Time: Tuesday, 6:00 PM
Location: Parish Center - 17010 Northeast 9th Street Vancouver WA 98684
  RCIA Classes are for non-Catholics seeking the Sacraments of Initiation and/or entrance into full communion within the Catholic Church....
Aug 27

Mass Dismissals

Sunday, 9:30 AM

Mass Dismissals
Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM
Location: Church - 17010 Northeast 9th Street Vancouver WA 98684
  Mass Dismissals occur during the 9:30am Mass.  It is a time for who are undergoing the RCIA process to break open and further reflect...
Aug 29

RCIA

Tuesday, 6:00 PM

RCIA
Time: Tuesday, 6:00 PM
Location: Parish Center - 17010 Northeast 9th Street Vancouver WA 98684
  RCIA Classes are for non-Catholics seeking the Sacraments of Initiation and/or entrance into full communion within the Catholic Church....
Sep 3

Mass Dismissals

Sunday, 9:30 AM

Mass Dismissals
Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM
Location: Church - 17010 Northeast 9th Street Vancouver WA 98684
  Mass Dismissals occur during the 9:30am Mass.  It is a time for who are undergoing the RCIA process to break open and further reflect...
Sep 10

Mass Dismissals

Sunday, 9:30 AM

Mass Dismissals
Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM
Location: Church - 17010 Northeast 9th Street Vancouver WA 98684
  Mass Dismissals occur during the 9:30am Mass.  It is a time for who are undergoing the RCIA process to break open and further reflect...