2016-2017 Calendar

Here’s a link to a PDF version of the calendar:


St. Monica Catholic Church

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 2016-2017 Calendar


*Starting September 25, we will begin to attend 9:30 a.m. Mass as a class every Sunday.


Date Topic (and Location, if unusual) Symbolon Session Speaker
Mon 9/12/16 Welcome and RCIA Overview RCIA Team
Mon 9/19/16 The Journey of Faith Part I, session 1 Fr. Leonard
Mon 9/26/16 Divine Revelation Part I, session 2 Fr. Lopez
Mon 10/3/16 The Story of Salvation Part I, session 4 Elizabeth Nava
Mon 10/10/16 Who Is Jesus? Part I, session 5 Fr. Bierschenk
Mon 10/17/16 The Bible Part I, session 3 Fr. Leonard
Mon 10/24/16 The Paschal Mystery Part I, session 6 Fr. Lopez
Mon 10/31/16 The Holy Spirit Part I, session 7 Dr. Greg Weisbruch
Fri 11/04/16 First Friday Mass @ Cistercian Abbey (7:30pm) field trip
Sun 11/06/16 Rite of Acceptance (with sponsors)

(9:30am Mass in the church)

Mon 11/7/16 Why Do I Need the Church? Part I, session 8 Fr. Lopez
Mon 11/14/16 Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus Fr. Robert Barron Sarah Gudde
Mon 11/21/16 Mary and the Saints Part I, session 9 Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel
Mon 11/28/16 The Last Things Part I, session 10 Fr. Bierschenk
Mon 12/5/16 The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation Part II, session 11 Fr. Lopez
Mon 12/12/16 The Sacraments: The Eucharist Part II, session 12 Fr. Bierschenk
Monday 12/19/16 and 12/26/16 — Christmas Break — No Class
Mon 1/2/17 Walk Through the Mass: Sacred Liturgy Part II, session 13 Fr. Bierschenk
Mon 1/9/17 The Sacraments: Penance and Anointing of the Sick Part II, session 14 Fr. Edward Bentley
Mon 1/16/17 The Sacraments: Matrimony Part II, session 15 Fr. Lopez
Mon 1/23/17 The Sacraments: Holy Orders Part II, session 15 Fr. Bierschenk
Mon 1/30/17 The Ten Commandments (I–III) Fr. Robert Barron Fr. Bierschenk
Mon 2/6/17 The Ten Commandments (IV–X) Fr. Robert Barron Fr. Lopez
Mon 2/13/17 Praying Like a Catholic I: Stations of the Cross
Mon 2/20/17 A Catholic Moral Vision Part II, session 16 Julia Wade
Sat 2/25/17 Tentative Date for Rite of Election at the Cathedral (time TBD)
Mon 2/27/17 A Love That Lasts: The Call to Self-Giving Love Part II, session 17 Elizabeth Nava
Wed 3/1/17 Ash Wednesday (Mass at 7pm in the church)
Sat 3/4/17 Retreat (9–5, Family Center 201)
Mon 3/6/17 A Love That Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality Part II, session 18 Julia&Matthew Wade
Tues 3/7/17 First Confessions for Candidates

(7pm in the church)

Monday 3/13/17 — Spring Break — No Class
Sun 3/19/17 First Scrutiny (9:30 Mass in the church)
Mon 3/20/17 Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love Part II, session 19 Fr. Bierschenk
Sun 3/26/17 Second Scrutiny (9:30 Mass in the church)
Mon 3/27/17 Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person Part II, session 20 Sarah Gudde
Sun 4/2/17 Third Scrutiny (9:30 Mass in the church)
Mon 4/3/17 Praying Like a Catholic II: The Rosary
Mon 4/10/17 RCIA Rehearsal (with sponsors) (7pm in the church)
Thurs 4/13/17 Holy Thursday Mass (7pm in the church)
Fri 4/14/17 Good Friday Service (7pm in the church)
Sat 4/15/17 Easter Vigil Mass (7pm in the church)
Easter Monday 4/17/17 — No Class
Mon 4/24/17 Mystgogy: Living the Catholic Faith Greg Lensing
Mon 5/1/17 Mystagogy: Getting Involved with St. Monica’s Ministries Ministry Leaders
Tues 5/2/17 RCIA First Confessions for Neophytes

(7pm in the church)

Mon 5/8/17 RCIA End of the Year Mass and Dinner Celebration (7pm in the church)




Field trips are highly encouraged to broaden your experience of the Catholic Church, but they are not required.


Unless otherwise noted, all RCIA classes are held in Family Center Room 109 starting with dinner at 7:00 p.m.


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