The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Lubbock
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S.
Bishop Of Lubbock

RCIA

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

RCIA

RCIA classes begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. We meet every Thursday evening until May.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the result of the directives from Vatican Council II, called by Pope John XXIII, to help initiate adults in the Catholic Christian community. Lessons and discussions from our Team of Twelve cover: the History of the Church, the Mass, the Eucharist, the Bible, the Church Fathers, Prayers, Saints, the Liturgical Calendar, Holy Days of the Church, the Vatican, Marriage, the Creeds, and so much more.

Who Can Attend RCIA?

Anyone can attend RCIA. It is designed specifically for adults from other Christian congregations who are searching for more and who would like to listen to and study the history, beliefs and rites of our Catholic faith.  We also welcome those who were Baptized Catholic but have not been fully initiated into the Catholic faith and desire to complete their Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Those who are unbaptized and are seeking an answer to God’s Call to ‘Come Home’ are encouraged to join us! You will be Baptized, received into the Church, and receive Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil.  ‘Cradle Catholics’ who have not attended adult education classes for many years are always welcome to come ‘catch up’. Those who make the decision to become Catholic must attend RCIA in order to join the Church.

For those who have been praying for a loving, welcoming spiritual community; for those who have little or no faith background; for those wishing to find the answers; for those needing a better understanding of Catholicism; we welcome you all with open arms to join us on this very special Journey of Faith.

RCIA meets at Holy Spirit Catholic Church every Thursday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 in McGivney Hall. There is a $15 Registration fee for the class, due by December 1. We will supply you with a class notebook and all the information from each lesson. We do not meet during the school holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years, and Spring Break. Free child care is available every week. Our final class for 2017-2018 will be May 3, 2018.

It is never too late to join us! However, if you begin the class after December 1, 2017 you will not be able to join the Church at Easter Vigil, 2018. And, you will need to meet with the director, a deacon or our priest to help you catch up on the information you missed in the earlier classes. After December 1 you are still welcome to join us but will not be eligible to join the Church until Easter Vigil 2019.

The Journey of the Class of 2016-2017

The RCIA class of 2016-2017 welcomed 31 adults into the Catholic faith on April 15, 2017 at the Easter Vigil. After a concentrated 9-month study, 6 were baptized and all 31 joined and/or were Confirmed by the Church.  This was one of the largest groups of adults to attend RCIA and join the Church here at Holy Spirit. Our numbers continue to grow!

 

How Do I Join?

You may fill out the Registration Form On-line (be sure to ‘Send’)

You may call the Church office – 806-698-6400

Or you may contact our Director, Juno Bishop   806-777-5348   junom.bishop@yahoo.com

 

 

The Journey of the Class of 2015-2016

The RCIA class of 2015-2016 welcomed 44 adults into the Catholic faith on March 26, 2016 at the Easter Vigil. After a concentrated 9-month study, 12 were baptized and all 44 were confirmed in the Church.  This was the largest group of adults in the history of Holy Spirit Catholic Church to attend RCIA and join the Church.

The video of the 2016 Easter Vigil is on the Holy Spirit Web Site under ‘About Us’ – Photo Album, or you may view it here. Thank you Gary Samuels and Edward Rodriguez!

 

For additional information, please email, text or call Juno Bishop:

Junom.bishop@yahoo.com

806-777-5348

Or, contact Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 806- 698-6400.