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1 RCIA Complete Schedule * Tuesday evening sessions are held in McCready Hall North from 7-9pm. Free childcare is provided in the preschool. Prior to class, please be sure to log in on the parish website to read the required handouts for the week. * All Rites are celebrated during the 11:00am Sunday Mass * Weekly Breaking Open the Word sessions begin Sunday, October 16 th and continue until Easter. Participants are dismissed after the homily during the 11:00am Mass each week. These sessions are mandatory for the unbaptized (catechumens) and highly encouraged for those who are already baptized (candidates). SEPTEMBER CATECHUMENATE Tuesday 13 The Blessed Trinity Made in His Image and Likeness Tuesday 20 Deposit of Faith Scripture & Tradition Tuesday 27 The Gift of Apostolicity Pope Fiction OCTOBER Tuesday 4 The Sacraments of the Church in God s Plan Tuesday 11 Holy Orders/Reconciliation Saturday 15 DAY OF REFLECTION at Mt. Claret What Does God Want? Sunday 16 Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming at 11:00 Mass Tuesday 18 Baptism and Faith Tuesday 25 Confirmation and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

2 NOVEMBER Tuesday 1 The Eucharist Part I (The Real Presence) Tuesday 8 The Eucharist Part II (Adoration) Sunday 13 Confirmation in the Church at 2:00 (RCIA participants, please come and support those who were joining us in preparation for Confirmation only. You will be confirmed at the same time you receive the other sacraments of initiation during the Easter Vigil) Tuesday 15 Communion of Saints Tuesday 22 Mary Mother of Us All Tuesday 29 Teaching Mass in the Church DECEMBER Tuesday 6 The Liturgical Year Tuesday 13 Advent Party Tuesday 20 CHRISTMAS BREAK NO CATECHUMENATE Tuesday 27 CHRISTMAS BREAK NO CATECHUMENATE JANUARY Tuesday 3 CHRISTMAS BREAK NO CATECHUMENATE Tuesday 10 Matrimony and Holy Union Tuesday 17 The Call to Serve Life Tuesday 24 Contraception: Why Not? Tuesday 31 Anointing of the Sick & Redemptive Suffering

3 FEBRUARY Tuesday 7 The Four Last Things - Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell Tuesday 14 Temptation, Sin & Reconciliation Tuesday 21 Mardi Gras Party & Preparation for Ash Wednesday PURIFICATION & ENLIGHTENMENT Wednesday 22 ASH WEDNESDAY Friday 24 Sunday 26 FULL-FILLED Retreat at Holy Trinity Monastery in St. David, AZ Sunday 26 RITE OF ELECTION at St. Simon and Jude Cathedral with Bishop Thomas Olmsted (Time in afternoon TBA) for catechumens only Tuesday 28 Lectio Divina The Transfiguration MARCH Sunday 4 PENITENTIAL RITE for candidates Tuesday 6 Lectio Divina The Samaritan Woman Sunday 11 FIRST SCRUTINY for the elect Tuesday 13 Lectio Divina The Blind Man PRESENTATION OF THE CREED for the elect Sunday 18 SECOND SCRUTINY for the elect Tuesday 20 Lectio Divina: The Raising of Lazarus

4 Sunday 25 THIRD SCRUTINY for the elect Tuesday 27 PRESENTATION OF THE LORD S PRAYER for the elect APRIL Sunday 1 Palm Sunday Tuesday 3 NO SESSION (rest and spend time with your family) Thursday 5 HOLY THURSDAY Friday 6 GOOD FRIDAY Saturday 7 HOLY SATURDAY 9:00am Rehearsal in the Church CELEBRATION of the SACRAMENTS of INITIATION Sunday 8 Happy Easter! (Attendance at Easter Sunday Liturgy is encouraged but not mandatory the Saturday Vigil Mass fulfills Sunday obligation) MYSTAGOGY *Unless otherwise noted, Sunday sessions during the Easter season will meet in McCready Hall North from 12:30-2:30pm Sunday 15 Divine Mercy Sunday Attend Parish Celebration in Church from 2:30-4:00pm Sunday 22 Lunch and a Movie Sunday 29 Stewardship: A Disciple s Response (Time and Talent) MAY Sunday 6 Mother s Day (No Mystagogy) Sunday 13 What about Treasure? Money, Money, Money

5 Sunday 20 Evangelization and the Call to Mission Sunday 27 Pentecost Party and Commissioning

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