RCIA Upcoming topics – All are welcome to attend and support the Participants

Below are the upcoming topics for RCIA. 

We invite all parishioners to show your support for the RCIA Participants by attending any topics that are of interest to you.

Dec 2nd                 Our Eternal Destiny: 

I can only imagine what it will be like when I walk by Your side. I can only imagine what my eyes will see
when Your face is before me. Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel? Will I dance for You, Jesus, or in awe of You be still? Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall? Will I sing hallelujah? Will I be able to speak at all? I can only imagine when that day comes, and I find myself standing in the sun/son, I can only imagine when all I will do Is forever—forever worship You. Seeing God face to face in all His glory is the essential aspect of heaven, the beatific vision. To make this possible God must reveal Himself and give us the capacity to behold Him.   What do you imagine it will be like ?

Dec 9th                  The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ:  Sacraments 101

              The Paschal Mystery of Christ; Christ, the last supper, the Passion, Easter Sunday, the dying and rising into eternal glory. The word liturgy means “public work or work done on behalf of the people” always referring to an organized community. All worshipers are expected to participate actively in each liturgy, for this is holy “work”.  Through the liturgical celebrations of the Church, the sacraments, we participate in the Paschal Mystery of Christ. We, the Church have a vital role to play in shaping responsible citizens with moral character and a willingness to contribute to the wellbeing of society. Are you participating in this role ? Or are you a spectator sitting on the sidelines.  A participant has skin in the game. A spectator can leave early to beat the traffic.

Dec 16th                Baptism: Becoming a Christian

In His dialogue with Nicodemus, Jesus taught that Baptism was necessary for salvation. “No one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.” (Jn 3:5) After his Resurrection, Jesus met with the eleven Apostles and gave then the commission to preach the Gospel and baptize, telling them, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (MK 16:16) The word baptism in its origins is Greek and means “immersion” and “bath.” Immersion is a sign of death, and emersion out of water means new life. Not unlike bathing where one undergoes a cleansing.  The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus who wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father.  In order to live a new life with the Father.  Jesus’ Immersion in the water is a sign for of us of the need to die to ourselves to do God’s will, to live a new life with God.  For it is our responsibility as Christians through baptism to bring others to Him.

Dec 23rd               No Class Christmas Holiday  

Dec 30th               No Class Christmas Holiday  

Jan 6th                  No Class New Year’s Break

  All meetings are on Thursday Evenings at Holy Trinity Parish Center @ 6:30 unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions, please contact David Liptak at 309-829-2197 ext 229