St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

3019 Cayce Lane, Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Phone: (931) 388-3803 | Fax: (931) 381-8837

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic, or just curious about what the Faith teaches?  The Rite of Christian Initiation is the process through which an adult comes into the fullness of the Catholic faith.  We also welcome children who are second grade or older who have not received baptism or missed First Holy Communion.

In an effort to better integrate our inquirers into the community, RCIA Classes will be moving this fall to 9 am, meeting between the Masses. Our first class for adults and youth will be September 10th, with adults meeting in room 208, and youth in rooms 204 and 206.  Spread the word about RCIA, and please consider sponsoring/mentoring one of our inquirers. Share first hand the joy of your faith.

RCIA Class Schedule 2017-2018
Chapters are from The Essentials of the Faith

Sept. 10- Introduction to RCIA and the Catholic Faith
Sept 17- The Mass- Why is it central to the Catholic faith?
Sept 24- Our capacity for God, and His desire for communion with us- Chp 1-3
Oct 1- Scripture, Faith, and God’s revelation to man- Chp 4-6
Oct 8- The Creed- God the Father- Chp 7-9
Oct 15- The fall, and God’s plan for salvation Chp 10-11
Oct 22- God the Son- Jesus Chp 11,14-16
Oct 27- Mary, Mother of God, and the communion of saints- Chp 12-13; 24-25
Nov 5- God the Holy Spirit- Chp 18-20
Nov 12- The Church, and the Four Marks- Chp 21-23
Nov 19- Forgiveness of sins and The Last 4 Things- Chp 26-29
Nov 26- Advent, Advent traditions, and the Liturgical Year
Dec 3- RITE OF ACCEPTANCE AND WELCOMING
Introduction to the Sacraments Chp 30-32
Dec 10- Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation Chp 33-34
Dec 17- Eucharist Chp 35-36
Dec 24- No Class
Dec 31- No Class
Jan 7- Sacraments of healing: Confession and Anointing of the Sick Chp- 37-38
Jan 14- Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Holy Orders and Matrimony Chp 39-41
Jan 21- The Moral Life and the Ten Commandments: Chp 42-46
Jan 28-Ten Commandments- Chp 47-49 and 52
Feb 4- Ten Commandments- Chp 50-51 and 53 and the Precepts of the Church
Feb 11- Lent and the Scrutinies. Preparing for the Rite of Sending and Election
Feb 14th- Ash Wednesday- LENT BEGINS
Feb 18- RITE OF SENDING and RITE OF ELECTION
Feb 25-Prayer: The Faith Prayed- Chp 54-55
March 4-FIRST SCRUTINY
Class- Meditative prayers: The Rosary, Lectio Divina and The Stations of the Cross
March 11- SECOND SCRUTINY
Class-How Catholics spend Holy Week
March 18- THIRD SCRUTINY
Class-The Beauty of the Easter Vigil
March 25- PALM SUNDAY- No Class because we will meet Monday night
March 25- Monday of Holy Week. We will practice for the Easter Vigil Mass with Fr Davis at 7 PM this night in the Church proper.

You can download your copy of the class schedule by clicking here