Coordinator: Judith McRae
Phone: 403-286-5110 ext. 109
Change the world! Become a Catholic.
RCIA is a process in four parts that prepares adults of every background to discover God’s design for their lives, to get to know the real Jesus, and to receive the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. In many cases, it is a good choice for Catholics who did not complete their Sacraments of Initiation in childhood (Baptism, Confirmation, First Holy Communion), and for non-Catholic Christians who want to enter into full communion with the Church – especially if they have never been to Mass before, or if it’s been a long while since they’ve been to Church. It is especially suited to people who have never been baptized and who have never practiced any form of the Christian faith.
Especially for Catholic adults who have already been Baptized and who have already received their First Holy Communion, we have a short process in the Spring, as well as a separate program in the Fall for previously-baptized non-Catholic Christians who have already begun attending Mass regularly. Please scroll down for more information about these programs.
Everyone is welcome to drop in to any of our RCIA meetings to check it out. Thank you to our sponsors and hospitality ministers!
St. Peter’s currently makes use of a scholastic model of RCIA, with periods of fixed term, and Rites with fixed dates, keyed to the liturgical year of the Church.
We have begun to accept registrations for the 2018-2019 RCIA year. Please contact Judith for more information. An initial interview is required.
Coordinator: Judith McRae
Phone: 403-286-5110 ext. #109
Adult Catechism Classes
Adult Preparation for Confirmation
and Reception into Full Communion
This program also includes preparation for Profession of Faith, First Reconciliation, and First Holy Communion for baptized adults who have not yet been received into the Catholic Church.
You were baptized as an infant or young child, and you know where your Baptism certificate is. You’ve made lots of Catholic friends, you’ve participated in at least a couple of big Parish events, and you’ve even got a friend in St. Peter’s parish community who wants to be your sponsor. So, you know for sure that you want to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, and you’re ready to sign up for your classes. An initial interview is required. Contact Judith to get started.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 – “Called to Faith” (for faith)
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 – “Called to be Holy” (for hope)
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 – “The Virtue of Love” (for love)
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 –“The Four Last Things” (for temperance)
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 – “The Sacrament of Confirmation” (for wisdom)
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 – “The Sacrament of Holy Communion” (for understanding)
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 – “Knowing the Scriptures” (for knowledge)
Wednesday, October 31stt, 2018 – “The Return of the Prodigal” (for right judgement)
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 – “The Church’s Structure” (for fortitude)
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 – “A Walk through the Rosary” (for reverence)
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 – “The Mass” (for awe and wonder)
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 – Retreat with First Reconciliation (1-4 pm)
Sunday, November 25th, 2018 – Profession of Faith and Reception to Full Communion at Mass