RCIA takes place on Wednesday nights from 6:30–8:00 PM from September through May. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and resulting recommendations, the bulk of RCIA, this year, will be livestreamed via Facebook.
For those who are ready to enter the Church, or are actively seeking answers about entering the Church, we will have a rotating schedule for in-person class attendance, with necessary COVID safety measures in place. Please bring a mask to the in-person class. Also, please contact email@example.com to get registered and on the schedule.
If you are already Catholic and want to learn more about the Faith, you are encouraged to tune into the Facebook livestream each week and participate remotely. We would love to have you be part of our class!
Online! Visit the Facebook Lourdes video page here at 6:30 PM each Wednesday, starting in September 2020.
If you are scheduled to attend class in-person, please go to Our Lady of Lourdes McCaddon Hall (basement of the church), 2200 S. Logan St. Denver, CO 80210, at the corner of Iliff Ave. and Logan St.
Who is invited?
All adults (18 and older) are welcome to tune in—those seeking to become Catholic, those seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, those exploring the Catholic faith, non-practicing Catholics, practicing Catholics, etc. RCIA is a great place to learn about the Faith for the first time or be renewed in your faith. You do not need to be sure about joining the Catholic Church to watch class. We can cross that bridge together when it comes, but in the meantime, tune into the Facebook Live video every Wednesday, and if you have additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I bring?
There is no need to bring anything!
Tests? Homework? Cost?
No, no, and no!
This year we will not be able to provide communal snacks and beverages, but if you will be attending class in-person, please feel free to bring your individual dinner/snack to eat during class.
What are the attendance expectations?
If you are seriously considering, or have already made the decision to become Catholic, or are seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, we expect nearly 100% attendance of weekly RCIA classes, whether you’re attending during your scheduled in-person class session, or via the weekly livestreamed video.
Who teaches RCIA?
Classes are taught by Our Lady of Lourdes pastor, Fr. Brian Larkin, who is an incredible, down-to-earth, funny, and authentic man. He has a dynamic style of teaching that really draws people in, and truly fosters a passion for the Faith.
Religious Ed/RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children)
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish does not currently offer RCIC-specific classes for older children at this time.
Children (3rd through 8th grade) who wish to enter the Church, or are in need of additional sacraments, are invited to attend Lourdes’ Family Faith Formation program (which will count for catechism needed to participate in sacraments for Easter/Confirmation). For more information regarding this program, please visit https://lourdesdenver.org/family-faith-formation/ and contact email@example.com. Parents who have children outside of 3rd through 8th grades are encouraged to contact Anya Semenoff-Petty, Ministry & Stewardship Coordinator, for alternative resources.