There are a number of special events and rites for the RCIA Inquirers as they go through the process of becoming Catholic. The following are especially for The Elect but all candidates and sponsors are invited to attend the mass and be supportive of those going through each rite.
For the 2016-17 Formation Year, these dates are as follows:
1st Scrutiny and Dismissal – Noon Mass, Sunday, February 19, 2017
2nd Scrutiny and Dismissal – Noon Mass, Sunday, February, 26, 2017
3rd Scrutiny and Dismissal – Noon Mass, Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Elect will be dismissed following the homily and will process out to the Lecture Hall for Breaking Open The Word.
Other Important Dates:
Chrism Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (bus will depart St. Jude at 3:30pm-please contact Della Doss if you would like to ride the bus)
Mandatory Easter Vigil Practice for all The Elect, candidates, team, and sponsors: Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the parish hall
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 15, 2017. The Elect, candidates, team, children and sponsors will gather in the Parish Hall at 7:30 p.m. to pray, reflect, and prepare for the mass at 8:30 p.m. Family members should plan on arriving early to get their seats in the church
NO RCIA CLASS ON TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017. CLASSES RESUME ON TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
RCIA POTLUCK & ROSARY: TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017