RCIA

Thinking about becoming Catholic?

Do you wonder what's involved in joining the Catholic Church? Are you a member of another religion and want to know what it is that Catholics believe? Is your spouse or friend a faithful Catholic whose way of life and peace of mind impress you? Want that same sense of fulfillment?  Are you a Catholic who has never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Let us address these questions (and more) for you as participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is for adults who have not been baptized, have no religious background, or of another religion, who are looking to find out more about the Catholic Church. 

Contact the RCIA team

Contact Ann Mulvaney at [email protected] for more information about this year's process of faith-exploration! 

Sponsors Needed

We also invite individuals to be sponsors for those going through the RCIA process.  The role of the sponsor involves modeling what it means to be a Catholic Christian at a close, personal level to candidates.  Being a sponsor is a wonderful, grace-filled experience. Click the following link for more information about being a sponsor.  RCIA Sponsor Brochure

RCIA Meeting Schedule 2021/22  (Download Printable Schedule here)
Breaking Open the Word (BOTW) takes place in the deSales Chapel. Cadidates & Catechumens are dismissed during Mass with their catechist. Separate Catechesis sessions are held in the parish hall from 10:15-11:15am. 

Click the follwing Link for Assignments:  October 2021     November 2021

DATE BOTW CATECHESIS TOPIC/THEME
Oct. 31st   10:15am-parish hall Command to Love God/Neighbor
Nov. 7th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Stewardship
Nov. 14th   10:15am-parish hall Final Judgement
Nov. 21st 9:00am Mass   Christ the King
Nov. 28th NO SESSIONS THANKSGIVING  
Dec. 5th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall The Second Coming of Christ
Dec. 12th   10:15am-parish hall Hope for Salvation
Dec. 19th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Moral Conversion
Dec. 26th NO SESSIONS CHRISTMAS  
Jan. 2nd NO SESSIONS CHRISTMAS  
Jan. 9th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Christ is the Light od all Nations
Jan. 16th   10:15am-parish hall Baptism for Forgiveness of Sins
Jan. 23rd 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Sacrament of Marriage
Jan. 30th   10:15am-parish hall Sacred Scripture
Feb. 6th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Christian Call to Prophecy
Feb. 13th   10:15am-parish hall Tradition
Feb. 20th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Our Vocatin to Beatitude
Feb. 27th   10:15am-parish hall Love of Enemies
Mar. 6th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Principles of Catholic Morality-Scrutinies Overview
Mar. 13th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Divine Election
Mar. 20th 4:00pm Mass   Scrutiny #1-                  Woman at the Well
Mar. 27th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall

Scrutiny #2-Man Born Blind

Apr. 3rd 11:30am Mass 10:15am-parish hall Scrutiny #3-              Raising of Lazarus
Apr. 10th 9:00am Mass 10:15am-parish hall The Meaning of Suffering
Apr. 16th EASTER VIGIL Morning Retreat Easter Vigil/Reception of Sacraments
Apr. 17th EASTER SUNDAY NO SESSION