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Faith Formation

Regina Coeli Elementary School  (K-5)

St. Thomas Aquinas Middle/High School  (6-12)


What is R.C.I.A.? 

R.C.I.A., which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which men and women enter the Catholic Church.

The four stages in the process of preparation to enter the church through baptism or by being received into full communion include:  Inquiry, the Catechumenate, Purification and Enlightenment, and Mystagogy.  

                                     RCIA Schedule 2023-2024
Class Sessions will be held in the St. Joseph, Alliance, Schwartz Center, 12:15 p.m.

Date                               Subject

Part 1

Oct. 8        The Journey of Faith: Trinity, Faith, & The God Who Is Love

Oct. 15      Divine Revelation

Oct. 22      The Bible: God’s Love Letter to Humanity

Oct. 29      The Story of Salvation

Nov. 5        Who Is Jesus?:  Just a Good Man or Lord of Our Lives?

Nov. 12      The Paschal Mystery:  The Mystery of Jesus’ Death & Resurrection

Nov. 19      Advent and the Liturgical Year

Dec. 3        Rite of Acceptance, 11:00 a.m. Mass, St. Joseph Church, Alliance

Dec. 3       The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace: God’s Divine Life Within Us

Dec. 10     Why Do I Need the Church?

Dec. 17     Mary and the Saints: Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of Saints

Jan. 7        The Last Things: What Happens After We Die?


Part 2

Jan. 14      The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation

Jan. 21      The Eucharist: Source & Summit of Christian Life

Jan. 28      Walk Through the Mass: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy

Feb. 4       Penance and Anointing of the Sick: God’s Mercy Revealed

Feb. 11     The Season of Lent

Feb. 18      Matrimony & Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service & Communion

Feb. 18      Rite of Sending & Rite of Election

Feb. 25      A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace, & the Path to Happiness

Mar. 3       First Scrutiny

Mar. 3        A Love That Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love

                   A Love That Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality

Mar. 10      Second Scrutiny

Mar. 10      Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love

Mar. 17      Third Scrutiny

Mar. 17      Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person

Mar. 24      Open for make-up session as needed

Mar. 28      Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 30      Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – Celebration of the Sacraments of       

                    Initiation/Rite of Reception into Full Communion

Mar. 31      Easter Sunday

TBD            Reflection on the Easter Vigil Experience and The Season of Easter,

                   Mystagogy & Evangelization

TBD           Expectations of Living Out the Faith, Time & Talent Review

                   Mystagogy & Evangelization

TBD            Celebration Dinner

Parish School of Religion

Bible Study

Bible Study is offered on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and is held at St. Ann and St. Joseph, Alliance locations from September through June, alternating monthly.  

The upcoming weekend readings are read and discussed.  

Call the parish office for more information. 

Youth Ministry

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School  2023

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VBS  2023 
Shine Jesus' Light

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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