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1 St. Peter Parish RCIA CALENDAR Wednesday gatherings begin at 6:30 PM in St. Mary s Hall Arrival Time: 6:15 PM All gatherings in St. Mary s Hall unless otherwise indicated below Pre-Catechumenate Period begins September 12, 2016 September 21, 2016 September 28, 2016 October 5, 2016 October 12, 2016 October 19, 2016 October 26, 2016 November 2, 2016 November 9, 2016 November 16, 2016 Topic: Journey of Faith (Call to Holiness) Topic: The Salvation Story Topic: The Holy Trinity Topic: The Creed Topic: The Saints Tour of the Church (Meet at church at 6:30PM) Parish Mission (Meet at church for Mission Talk 7PM) Prayer: Conversation with God Topic: The Blessed Virgin Mary Topic: The Mass November 23, 2016 No Gathering (Thanksgiving Break) November 30, 2016 Topic: Liturgical Calendar/ Holy Season of Advent May 16, 2016 Page 1

2 December 3, 2016 (Sat) Practice for Rite of Acceptance/Welcoming 9:15 AM Meet at Church Practice is for all in the process who will be celebrating the Rite of Acceptance/Welcoming and their RCIA sponsors Catholics in the process do not attend December 4, 2016 (Sun) RITE (Combined) Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens and Rite of Welcoming (in Church) 11:10 AM Arrive 11:30 AM Mass Rite of Acceptance is for: Rite of Welcoming is for: All catechumens who are ready to celebrate this rite and their RCIA sponsors All candidates who are ready to celebrate this rite and their RCIA sponsors Catholics in the RCIA process do not participate Catechumenate Period begins December 7, 2016 December 14, 2016 Topic: Overview of Sacraments Topic: Sacrament of Baptism December 21, 2016 No Gathering (Christmas Break) December 28, 2016 No Gathering (New Year s Break) January 4, 2017 Topic: Ten Commandments (Part I) January 11, 2017 January 18, 2017 January 25, 2017 Topic: Ten Commandments (Part II) Topic: Sacrament of Reconciliation Topic: Sacrament of Eucharist May 16, 2016 Page 2

3 February 1, 2017 February 8, 2017 February 15, 2017 February 22, 2017 March 1, 2017 Topic: Sacrament of Confirmation Topic: Sacrament of Matrimony Topic: How to Pray the Rosary Topic: Sanctity of Life Topic: Holy Season of Lent March 5, 2017 (Sun) RITE (First Sunday of Lent) Rite of Sending (St. Peter Church) 11:10 AM Arrive 11:30 AM Mass Rite of Sending is for Catechumens and Candidates ready to celebrate sacraments at the Easter Vigil Sponsors for all Catechumens and Candidates ready to celebrate sacraments at the Easter Vigil attend. March 6, 2017 (Mon) RITE (Combined) Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion 6:15 PM Arrive 7:00 PM Place: Mary Queen of Peace Church, Mandeville Rite of Election is for: (Elect and RCIA sponsors) Call to Continuing Conversion is for: (Candidates ready to receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil and their RCIA sponsors) Purification and Enlightenment Period begins March 8, 2017 No Gathering March 12, 2017 (Sun) RITE (Second Sunday of Lent) Penitential Rite (in Church) 9:10 AM Arrive For Candidates and Catholics 9:30 AM Mass March 15, 2017 (Wed) TBD March 19, 2017 (Sun) RITE (Third Sunday of Lent) First Scrutiny (in Church) 11:10 AM Arrive For elect, parents, and godparents 11:30 AM Mass May 16, 2016 Page 3

4 March 22, 2017 (Wed) Topic: Stewardship March 24, 2017 (Fri) March 26, 2017 (Sun) RITE (Friday of Third week of Lent) Presentation of the Creed 6:50 PM Arrive For elect, their RCIA sponsors & godparents RITE (Fourth Sunday of Lent) Second Scrutiny (in Church) 9:10 AM Arrive For elect, parents, and godparents 9:30 AM Mass March 29, 2017 (Wed) Topic: Holy Week April 2, 2017 (Sun) RITE (Fifth Sunday of Lent) Third Scrutiny (in Church) 11:10 AM Arrive For elect, parents, and godparents 11:30 AM Mass April 2, 2017 (Sun) Sacrament of Reconciliation Workshop 6:30 PM April 5, 2017 (Wed) Practice (in Church) 6:30-8:15 PM Please note! All elect who will receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil and their godparents and RCIA sponsors attend this practice. All candidates who will receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil and their RCIA sponsor attend this practice. April 7, 2017 (Fri) April 9, 2017 (Sun) RITE (Friday of Fifth week of Lent) Presentation of the Lord s Prayer 6:50 PM Arrive For elect, their RCIA sponsors & godparents Passion (Palm) Sunday11:00 AM arrival 11:30 AM Mass Only those who are in the RCIA (including those not receiving sacraments this Easter) attend and walk in opening procession Sponsors do not process or have reserved seating April 12, 2017 (Wed) SACRAMENT of RECONCILIATION Sacrament of Reconciliation (RCIA Penance Service) (in Church) May 16, 2016 Page 4

5 6:00 PM Arrive Starts promptly at 6:30 PM For those ready to receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil For those ready to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at the St. Louis Cathedral All sponsors attend to support those receiving for the first time (Sponsors are asked to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service) All team members attend (Team members are asked to go to Sacrament of Reconciliation at Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service) April 13, 2017 (Thurs) Holy Thursday ALL in PROCESS ATTEND Mass of the Lord s Supper (in Church) No dismissal for the Elect 7:00 PM April 14, 2017 (Friday) Good Friday ALL in PROCESS ATTEND In Church (No Mass) 3:00 PM No dismissal for the Elect April 15, 2017 (Holy Saturday) RITE Preparation Rite (St. Mary s Hall) Time: 8:30 AM For elect, their godparents and their RCIA sponsors only Preparation Rite includes: RCIA # Return of the Creed Ephphetha Rite Choosing of a Baptismal Name Anointing April 15, 2017 (Easter Vigil) RITE OF INITIATION (Church) Time: TBA (Easter Vigil Saturday evening before Easter) Elect celebrate Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist Candidates make a Profession of Faith & celebrate Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist May 16, 2016 Page 5

6 Mystagogy Period begins April 19, 2017 (Wed) Dinner (St. Mary s Hall) 6:30 PM All attend Certificates given out All bring a favorite dish June 4, 2017 (Sun) SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION for Catholics St. Louis Cathedral Cathedral Time: 2:00 PM Arrival Please note for Catholics who are ready to receive Sacraments of Confirmation and their Confirmation sponsor May 16, 2016 Page 6

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