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
 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 now meet every Tuesday
Details:

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

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
All nights are now Tuesdays.

February and March Schedule

  • Feb 2 - Eucharist
  • Feb 9 - Moral Life and the Twofold Law of Love
  • Feb 16 - The Moral Life: Practical Issues (Commandments 1-3)
  • Feb 23 - The Moral Life: Practical Issues (Commandments 4-10)
  • Mar 2 - Confession and Reconciliation
  • Mar 9 - The Importance of Mary (and the Rosary)
  • Mar 16 - Living for Eternity: Heaven and Hell
  • Mar 23 - The Heart of Worship: Walk through the Mass
  • Mar 30 - Triduum - Preparing for Holy Week, Easter Vigil Preview

Previous Weeks

  • 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 - No Meeting for Thanksgiving
  • Dec 2 - Signs and Symbols: Walk Through The Church (not Worship and the Word tonight)
  • WED Dec 9 - Introduction to Prayer: Our Father
  • TUES Dec 16 - Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
  • Dec  21-Jan 5 No RCIA - Have a blessed Christmas break
  • Jan 13 - Baptism
  • Jan 26 - Confirmation

WEEKLY SESSION NOTES and VIDEO LINKS (Newest on top)


Week 17 - Feb 23
Note Sheets:
The Moral Life: Life Issues
Ten Commandments - Compendium
Confessions of an ex-abortionist

Video:
Coming Soon


Week 16 - Feb 16
Note Sheet:
The Moral Life: Commandments 1-3

Video:
Week 16 video


Week 15 - Feb 9
Note Sheet:
The Twofold Law of Love

Video:
Week 15 video


Week 14 - Feb 2
Note Sheet:
Eucharist

Video:
Week 14 video


Week 13 - Jan 26
Note Sheet:
Confirmation

Video:
Week 13 video


Week 12 - Jan 13
Note Sheet:
Baptism

Video:
Week 12 video


Week 11 - Dec 16
Note Sheet:
Sacred Scripture
Sacred Tradition

Video:
Week 11 video


Week 10 - Dec 9
Note Sheet:
Week 10 Intro to Prayer

Discussion Questions:
Week 10 Questions

Video:
Week 10 video


Week 9 - Dec 2

Tonight is the Walk Through the Church: Signs and Symbols, so there is no note sheet.

Video:
Week 09 video


Week 8 - Nov 17
Note Sheet:
Week 08 The Church

Liturgy Handout:
Liturgical Seasons

Discussion Questions:
Week 08 Questions

Video:
Week 08 video


Week 7 - Nov 11
Note Sheet:
Week 07 Response of Faith

Commitment Prayer

Video:
Week 07 video


Week 6 - Nov 4
Note Sheet:
Week 06 Jesus, the Resurrection

Video:
Week 06 video


Week 5 - Oct 27
Note Sheet:
Week 05 Jesus Conquers Sin and Death

Video:
Week 05 video


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

Video:
Week 04 video


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

Video:
Week 03 video


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

Video:
Week 02 video


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

Video:
Week 01 video