2016-2017 Schedule

See a schedule of topics covered during the 2016-2017 R.C.I.A. program below.

A full schedule for the 2017-2018 program will be published this fall.

October 19Introductions & Welcome (Fr. Chris Valka, CSB & Emily VanBerkum)
October 26Teaching Mass (Fr. Norm Tanck)
November 2Christology (Dr. Eric Mabry)
November 9Encountering God through the Scriptures (Fr. Bill Irwin, CSB)
November 16Music in the Catholic Tradition (John Paul Farahat)
November 23Ecclesiology: The Church’s Mission & Spirituality (John Dalla Costa)
November 30Prayer (Fr. Chris Valka, CSB)
December 7Trinity (Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ)
December 14Q&A. Bring a Friend to Mass on Sunday (December 13) & Advent Social (Fr. Chris Valka, CSB)
January 11Sacraments of Baptism & Confirmation (Emily VanBerkum)
January 18Sacrament of the Eucharist (Fr. Jim Carruthers, CSB)
January 25Sacrament of Anointing (Fr. John Reddy, CSB)
February 1Sacrament of Holy Orders and the Role of the Laity (Fr. Chris Valka, CSB)
February 8St. Basil’s Church Tour & Social (St. Basil’s Historical Committee)
February 15Sacrament of Marriage (Marilena Berardinelli)
February 22Sacrament of Reconciliation (Fr. Norm Tanck, CSB)
March 1The Season of Lent (Emily VanBerkum)
March 8Social Doctrine of the Church (John Dalla Costa)
March 15Eco-Theology ( Dr. Stephen Scharper)
March 22Science and Religion (Greg Rupik, PhD Candidate IHPST)
March 29Religious Pluralism (Dr. Reid Locklin)
April 5Holy Week (Bishoy Dawood, PhD Candidate USMC Faculty of Theology)
April 12Tenebrae Service
April 15Easter Vigil
April 19Debrief post-vigil: Sharing the Experience (Emily VanBerkum)
May 3Debrief post-vigil: Discernment of Charisms (Fr. Chris Valka, CSB)
May 10Debrief post-vigil: Evangelization and ‘giving back’ (followed by year-end social) (Fr. Chris Valka, CSB)