Christian Initiation (RCIA)

Interested in Entering the Catholic Church?
Join our R.C.I.A. program (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults). Those who are interested in joining the Catholic Church typically go through about 6-12 months of preparation (although in some cases it may be longer or shorter) leading up to reception into the Church at the Easter Vigil. Classes for 2012-2013 are on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM throughout the year. Please call Neil Atzinger at 734-662-8141 ext. 30 or to register or to inquire with any questions regarding the RCIA process or how to become a Catholic.
See below for a list of class dates and topics. Anyone is very welcome to drop in for any of these topics on Catholic Christianity, even those who are Catholic and have been their whole life. This course provides an important foundation in the fundamentals of Catholic teaching. Classes are taught by Neil Atzinger, Director of Religious Education and our pastor, Father Gerald Gawronski.

2013-2014 Schedule of Topics – Drop in for any or all of these!


Sept. 25: First Class—Proofs for God’s Existence

Oct. 2: The Divinity of Christ



Oct. 9: Scripture and Tradition

Oct. 16: The Blessed Trinity I

Oct. 23: The Blessed Trinity II

Oct. 30: Creation, the Fall, Angels & the Devil

Nov. 6: Incarnation of Christ & Crucifixion

Nov. 13: The Church

Nov. 20: The Blessed Virgin Mary

Dec. 4: Purgatory

Dec. 11: Heaven, Hell & Second Coming of Christ


Sacraments I

Dec. 18: Grace

Jan. 8: Sacraments & Liturgy

Jan 15: Baptism & Confirmation

Jan. 22: Sin and Confession

Jan. 29: The Eucharist I

Feb. 5: The Eucharist II



Feb. 12: Freedom & Happiness

Feb. 19: The Virtues

Feb. 26: Commandments 1-3—Love God

Mar. 5: Commandments 4-10—Love of Neighbor


Miscellaneous Topics

Mar. 12 Saints / Communion of Saints

Mar. 19: The Papacy & Hierarchy


Sacraments II

Mar. 26: Holy Matrimony

April 2: The Mass

April 9: Holy Orders & Anointing of the Sick

Apr. 16: The Catholic Vision


Mystagogy (Post-Baptismal Instruction)

Apr. 23: Introduction to Prayer

April 30: The Lord’s Prayer