RCIA SCHEDULE 2011-2012 – ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH

WEEK TOPIC SECTIONS FROM THE CATECHISM AND CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY
1 Introduction
2 Faith, Reason and our Desire for God Catechism: Part I, Section I, Chapter 1

Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapter 1

3 God in Himself and

the Need for Revelation

Catechism: Part I, Section 1, Chapters 2-3 & Section 2, Chapter 1, Paragraphs 1-3

Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapter 2

4 The Goodness of Creation and Mankind in the Image of God; The Fall and Human Sin Catechism: Part I, Section 2, Chapter 1, Paragraphs 3-7

Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapter 3-4

5 Jesus Christ: True God and True Man Catechism: Part I, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 2-3

Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapter 5

6 Jesus Christ: The Paschal Mystery and Redemption Catechism: Part I, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 4-7

Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapter 8

7 The Holy Spirit; The Forgiveness of Sins Catechism: Part I, Section 2, Chapter 3, Articles 8 & 10; Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapters 6 & 8
8 The Catholic Church; Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Communion of Saints Catechism: Part I, Section 2, Chapter 3, Article 9

Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapter 7, Part III, chapter 11

9 The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting; Angels and Saints Catechism: Part I, Section 2, Articles 11-12

Catholic Christianity: Part I, Chapters 9-10

10 Catholic Liturgy: An Introduction and a Sense of Mystery Catechism: Part II, Section 1, Chapter 1, Article 1 and Article 2, chapters 1 & 2

Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 1

11 Catholic Liturgy: The Sacramental System Catechism: Part II, Section 1, Chapter 1, Article 2

Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 2

12 Baptism and Confirmation: Rebirth and Strength Catechism: Part II, Section 2, Chapter 1, Articles 1 & 2

Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 3

13 The Eucharist and the Mass Catechism: Part II, Section 2, Chapter 1, Article 3

Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 4

14 Tour of the Church and Explanation of the Liturgical Books, Vestments, and Items None
15 The Sacrament of Matrimony Catechism: Part II, Section 2, Chapter 3, Article 7

Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 6

16 The Sacrament of Holy Orders and Religious Orders in the Church Catechism: Part II, Section 2, Chapter 3, Article 6

Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 7

17 The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick Catechism: Part II, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 4-5

Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapters 5 & 8

18 Fundamental Principals of Morality: Human Nature, Virtues and Vices Catechism: Part III, Section 1, Chapter 1

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapters 1, 2 & 4

19 Fundamental Principals of Morality: Truth, Conscience, and Law Catechism: Part III, Section 1, Chapters 2-3

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapter 3

20 The First Three Commandments: Faith, Hope and Love Catechism: Part III, Section 2, Chapter 1, Articles 1-3

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapter 5

21 The Fourth Commandment and the Human Family; Introduction to Lent Catechism: Part III, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 4

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapter 6

22 The Fifth Commandment and the Culture of Life Catechism: Part III, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 5

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapter 7

23 The Sixth and Ninth Commandments: Purity, Truth and Love Catechism: Part III, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 6 & 9

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapter 8

24 The Seventh and Tenth Commandments: Property and Economic Justice Catechism: Part III, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 7 & 10

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapter 9

25 The Eighth Commandment and the Splendor of Truth; Begin Review of the Easter Vigil Catechism: Part III, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 8

Catholic Christianity: Part II, Chapter 10

26 Continue Review of the Easter Vigil and Holy Week; The Church Calendar in General Handout
EASTER VIGIL
27 The Life of Prayer and Types of Prayer; Overall Question and Answers About the Vigil Catechism: Part IV, Section 1; Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 9
28 Some of the Devotions of the Church Handout
29 History and Traditions of Spirituality in the Catholic Church – Part 1 Catechism: Part IV, Section 2; Catholic Christianity: Part III, Chapter 10
30 History and Traditions of Spirituality in the Catholic Church – Part 2 Same as above
31 Life in the Parish and Catholic Culture and Organizations None
32 Concluding Reception