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Recent Topics

Recent topics and online resources through FORMED (see new login instructions above):

RCIA (Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults)

At St. Mark one of the best ways to continue your spiritual growth is to participate in RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Whether you are a ‘cradle’ Catholic or wanting to learn what it means to be Catholic coming to RCIA is a great place to start. Everyone is welcome to come and learn about your Catholic faith and help others who are not yet Catholic understand what we believe.

Meetings are held in the rectory basement (use the blue door with gold trim on the west side of the rectory) Saturday following the 8AM mass, arrive by 8:30 for coffee, something to eat and conversation.  Meetings start mid September and run through Easter, check out the schedule for this year’s topics and dates.

Date Topic
September 14 Introductory Meeting at Parishes / Church Tour
September 21 Desire for God the Father / Creation
October 5 Salvation History
October 12 The Lord Jesus Christ
October 19 Personal Relationship with God Through Lectio Divina
October 21 The Devil and Exorcism – Bradley Campus
October 26 The Holy Spirit
November 2 Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
November 9 Mystery of the Church
November 16 Blessed Virgin Mary / Communion of Saints
November 23 Prayer and Catholic Devotions
November 30 NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING
December 7 The Holy Trinity – Advent Reflection – Bishop’s Letter
December 14 Sacraments in General / Baptism & Confirmation
December 21 NO CLASS
December 28 NO CLASS
January 4 NO CLASS
January 11 Social Doctrine
January 18 Holy Eucharist
January 25 Church History
February 1 Explanatory Mass, 3:30 – 5:30pm everyone invited
February 8 Moral Life in Christ, Commandments / Beatitudes
February 15 Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick / Penance
February 22 Parish Retreat / 40hrs – Sin and Redemption
February 26 ASH WEDNESDAY – ATTEND MASS AT YOUR PARISH
February 29 No Meeting – Attend Rite of Election the Following Day
March 1 RITE OF ELECTION – CATHEDRAL
March 4 St. Mark Confirmation
March 7 Medical Ethics
March 14 Sacrament of Holy Orders / Hierarchy
March 21 Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
March 28 Explanation of Triduum
April 4 Practical Catholic Living
April 9 Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
April 10 Good Friday – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
April 11 Easter Vigil
April 12 Easter Sunday
April 18 Four Last Things
April 25 Mystagogy – Baptismal Call to Holiness