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The Catechumenate or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process through which adults become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process respects the ongoing experience of conversion in each person’s life. The RCIA is designed to provide the time, support and knowledge needed to make a free and informed decision concerning membership in the Catholic Church. Specifically, those who have not been baptized or who have been baptized in another Christian denomination are welcome to participate in the RCIA. The process could also be helpful for baptized Catholics who have not been active members of the church for an extended period of time. Ordinarily participation in the Catechumenate lasts between one to two years, depending on the needs of each person. The culmination of the RCIA process takes place at the Easter Vigil where new members are welcomed into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism or their Profession of Faith as Roman Catholics.

St. John Church


1229 Vermont  Lawrence, Kansas  66044  785.843.0109

Class Schedule

Mondays, 7pm-9pm, Church Basement


Week 1        Welcome and Introduction

Week 2        Faith and Reason

Week 3        Divine Revelation

Week 4        Tour of the Bible

Week 5        God the Father

Week 6        Jesus Christ: Son of God

Week 7        Jesus Christ: Son of Man

Week 8        The Holy Spirit

Week 9        One, Holy, Catholic and

                    Apostolic Church

Week 10      The Communion of Saints

Week 11      Mary, Model of Christians

Week 12      The Four Last Things

Week 13      Baptism

Week 14      Confirmation

Week 15      Eucharist

Week 16      Tour of the Mass

Week 17      Reconciliation

Week 18      Anointing of the Sick

Week 19      Holy Orders

Week 20      Holy Matrimony

Week 21      Christian Prayer and Devotion

Week 22      Life in Christ - Foundations

                    and Principles
Week 23      Life in Christ - You Shall Love

                    the Lord

Week 24      Life in Christ - You Shall Love

                    Your Neighbor

Week 25      Rehearsal for the Triduum

Week 26      Christ Is Risen!

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Church’s process for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation—Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. For some, this process completes their Christian initiation, as they are already baptized in another Christian community, and seek full communion with the Catholic Church. RCIA at St. John’s meets on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in the Church basement. The first meeting is Sept 8, 2008. Adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, in preparing to become Catholic (or in completing their Catholic sacraments), in serving on the RCIA ministry team, or in serving as a sponsor should contact Michael Podrebarac at 913-647-0330 or liturgy@archkck.org.


Class Leaders


, RCIA Director, 913.647.0330

, Music Director, 843.0109

The initial stage of the RCIA is called Inquiry. After an initial meeting with the RCIA director, those who have an interest in learning more about the Catholic faith meet in an informal communal setting. These Inquiry gatherings take place throughout the year and typically run between six and eight weeks.



Anyone interested in learning more about the RCIA and/or participating are invited to call Michael Podrebarac at 913-647-0330 or liturgy@archkck.org.

Rite of Acceptance and Welcome

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