Christian Initiation (RCIA)

For those who want to become Catholic or simply learn more about the Christian faith in the Catholic Church
(schedule, videos, and handouts below)

 CLICK HERE to watch live at 7:00pm on Wednesdays (some Tuesdays, see schedule below)
 See below for links to videos of past sessions.


These nights are for those who would like to learn more about the Christian faith in the Catholic Church. Anyone is welcome every week. If you miss a night, it is OK. Just come the next week, or watch the missed night on our YouTube channel (see below).

IMPORTANT: If you are wanting to enter the Catholic Church, or think you want to but are not sure, you must email or call:

Fr. Drake McCalister
[email protected]
740-284-5312 (office, no txt, leave a VM)

If you are just coming to learn for your own edification, there is no need to contact Fr. Drake. Come when you can.

We meet every Wednesday*

  1. Every Wednesday*
  2. 7:00-8:30pm
  3. At Holy Family Church in Steubenville
  4. To watch live, go to our YouTube channel (see link above)


All nights are Wendesdays, except for the few Tuesdays noted here.

  • Sept 30 - Introduction to the Journey
  • Oct 7 - The Big Picture: The Father’s Perfect Love
  • Oct 14 - Who is God? What does He want? (Trinity)
  • Oct 21 - Creation: Perfect Happiness and the First Sin
  • TUES Oct 27 - Jesus Conquers Sin: The Cross
  • Nov 4 - Jesus Conquers Death: The Resurrection - Worship and the Word Night
  • Nov 11 - The Response of Faith (Holy Spirit)
  • TUES Nov 17 - The Church
  • Nov 25 - Signs and Symbols: Walk Through The Church
  • Dec 2 - Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition - Worship and the Word Night
  • Dec 9 - Introduction to Prayer: Our Father
  • TUES Dec 16 - Baptism
  • Dec  21-Jan 5 No RCIA - Have a blessed Christmas break
  • Jan 6 - Confirmation (The Holy Spirit: Power to Live the Christian Life) - Worship and the Word Night



Week 4 - Oct 21
Note Sheet:
Week 04 Creation: Perfect Happiness and the First Sin

Week 04 video

Week 3 - Oct 14
Note Sheet:
Week 03 Who is God? What does he want? TRINITY

Week 03 video

Week 2 - Oct 7
Note Sheet:
Week 02 Icons Overview - Salvation History
Week 02 Icons Connected to Cross - Salvation History

Week 02 video

Week 1 - Sept 30
Note Sheet: 
Week 01 Foundations of Christianity - Introduction

Week 01 video