2016-2017 Class Schedule and Notes

2016-2017 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Class notes may be downloaded as the class has been completed. Look for the hotlink *notes* at the end o the class designation below. Download the syllabus here: 2016-2017 RCIA Syllabus

The DVD series we use to accompany our text and lecture format is: *Catholicism Project: A Journey around the world and deep into the Faith (DVD)
by Bishop Robert Barron http://ow.ly/Dl6nS 

R.C.I.A. Syllabus 2016-2017

September 7 – Class 1: Introduction to the Course. Distribution of texts. Catholicism Project, Episode #1: Amazed and Afraid – The Revelation of God Become Man Notes

September 14 – Class 2: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 1 (My Soul Longs for You, O God) and Chapter 2 (God Comes to Meet Us), pp. 1-19 Notes

September 21 – Class 3: Catholicism Project, Episode #2 – Happy Are We, The Teachings of Jesus

September 28 – Class 4: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 3 (Proclaim the Gospel to Every Creature) and Chapter 4 (Bring About the Obedience of Faith), pp. 21-48 Notes

October 5 – Class 5: Catholicism Project, Episode #3 – The Ineffable Mystery of God – That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought

October 12 – Class 6: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 5 (I Believe in God) and Chapter 6 (Man and Woman in the Beginning), pp. 49-76 Notes

October 19 – Class 7: Catholicism Project, Episode #4 – Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast – Mary, the Mother of God

October 26 – Class 8: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 7 (The Good News: God Has Sent His Son) and Chapter 8 (The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ), pp. 77-100 (Class to be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Academy) Notes

November 2 – Class 9: Catholicism Project Episode #5 – The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure

November 9 – (Veterans’ Day) Class 10: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 9 (Receive the Holy Spirit) and Chapter 10 (The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ), pp. 101-124 notes

November 16 –  Class 11: Catholicism Project Episode #6 – A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church

November 30 – Class 12: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 11 (The Four Marks of the Church) and Chapter 12 (Mary: The Church’s First and Most Perfect Member), pp. 125-149 notes

*December 3 – Rite of Acceptance 8:30 am Mass

December 7 – Class 13: Catholicism Project Episode # 8 –  A Vast Company of Witnesses, the Communion of Saints

December 14 –  Class 14: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 13 (Our Eternal Destiny) and Chapter 14 (The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ), pp. 151-180 notes

December 21 – Class 15: – Catholicism Project Episode #10 – World Without End, The Last Things 

December 28  – Christmas Break

January 4 – Class 16: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 15 (Baptism: Becoming a Christian) and Chapter 16 (Confirmation: Consecrated for Mission), pp. 181-200 notes

January 11 – Class 17: Catholicism Project Episode #7 – Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Church’s Sacrament And Worship

January 18  –  Class 18: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 17 (The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life), pp. 213-232 Notes

January 25 – Class 19: Church tour and Mass explained.

February 1 – Class 20: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 18 (Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: God is Rich in Mercy) and Chapter 19 (Anointing the Sick and the Dying), pp. 233-260 Notes

February 8 – Class 21: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 20 (Holy Orders), pp. 261 – 276, and Chapter 22 (Sacramentals and Popular Devotions), pp. 293 – 306 Notes

February 15  – Class 22: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 21 (The Sacrament of Marriage), pp. 277- 292, Courage Video: Desire of the Everlasting Hills (Class to be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Academy) Notes

February 22 – Class 23: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 23 (Life in Christ – Part One) and Chapter 24 (Life in Christ – Part Two), pp. 307-322

March 1 – Class 24:  Ash Wednesday. Attend Mass/Ash Wednesday service as a class.

*March 5 – Rite of Election, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, VA 22203, 2:30 pm

 March 8 – Class 25: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 25 (The First Commandment: Believe in the True God) and Chapter 26 (The Second Commandment: Reverence God’s Name), Chapter 27 (The Third Commandment: Reverence God’s Name), pp. 339-371

March 15 – Class 26: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 28 (The Fourth Commandment: Love the Lord’s Day), and Chapter 29 (The Fifth Commandment: Promote the Culture of Life), pp. 373-402

*March 19 – 1st Scrutiny: 11:15 am Mass

March 22 – Class 27: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 30 (The Sixth Commandment: Marital Fidelity) and Chapter 33 (The Ninth Commandment: Practice Purity of Heart), pp. 403-416 and 439-446

*March 26 – 2nd Scrutiny: 11:15 am Mass

March 29 – Class 28: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 31 (The Seventh Commandment: Do Not Steal – Act Justly), Chapter 32 (The Eighth Commandment: Tell the Truth), and Chapter 34 (The Tenth Commandment: Embrace Poverty of Spirit), pp. 417-438 and 446-457

*April 2 – 3rd Scrutiny: 11:15 am Mass

April 5 – Class 29: Catholicism Project Episode #9 – The Fire of His Love, Prayer and the Life of the Spirit

April 12 – Class 30: Wednesday of Holy Week, preparation for the Easter Vigil

April 13 – Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass

April 14 – Good Friday

April 15 – Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil – Rehearsal at 8:00 am in the church

 April 19 – Easter Break. No class.

April 26 – Class 31: U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Chapter 35 (God Calls Us to Pray) and Chapter 36 (Jesus Taught Us to Pray), pp. 461-495

May 3 – Class 32: Last Class – Review and Social

May 10 – Class 33: Possible snow date reschedule

May 17 – Class 34: Possible snow date reschedule

 

Contacts:

Rev. Brendan Bartlett (540)662-5858, frbartlett@sacredheartwinchester.org

Rev. Eric Shafer, (540)662-5858, frshafershw@gmail.com

Mr. Mark Maines (540) 450-6983, mrmaines@comcast.net

Ms. Lisa Anthony-Price (540)533-6782, lanthony@sacredheartwinchester.org

References:

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Evangelium Vitae

Gadium et Spes

Humanae Vitae

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Holy See (Vatican.va)