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Nativity of Mary Parish, 2011 – 2012+

Rite of                                                                               ... a process of "conversion" for the unbaptized, as well
  
Christian                                                                      as the baptized, who seek full membership in the
        Initiation of                                                        Roman Catholic Church.  It is also a process of
                Adults                                                                  preparation for Catholics who wish to be confirmed.


The Period of INQUIRY, or Pre-catechumenate (Tuesdays, 7 p.m.)
                                                      ... a period of awakening faith, through the dialogue of
                                                      one's own life and the message of Christianity.  It is a
                                                       time for genuine questioning about the meaning of life
                                                       in Christ and how the Church mediates that meaning.

 


October

4       Overview of the Bible – Q4,5             Cluster @ NOM
11     The Mass – Q3       
18     What do Catholics Believe? – Q2, The Saints and Mary – Q6,7             
25     Intro Sponsors, Church Tour – Q8,9

November

1       Catholic Prayers and Practices – Q10,11
8       Catholics and Church – Q12
15      Prayer and Devotion                        Cluster @ SJV
20     RITE OF ACCEPTANCE              
 
The Period of CATECHUMENATE   (Tuesdays, Catechetical; Sundays, Rite of Dismissal)

November                                                          ...a period of deepening understanding and appreciation
                                                                                        of the faith through systematic catechesis and
29    Sacraments – C1                                                experience of the total life of the Catholic Community  
                                                              
December
                                                                    
6       Baptism and Confirmation – C2,3
13        Eucharist – C4                         
       
January

3      Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, Holy Orders - C6,7,8         
10     From Abraham to Jesus Christ – C9,10
24     The Early Church – C11
31     Church History continues – C12

February

7       Reconciliation – C5                 Cluster @ SW   
14      Lent – L1
22      ASH WEDNESDAY 
26     RITE OF ELECTION          St. John’s, Waunakee, 3:00

The Period of ENLIGHTENMENT, or Purification   (Catechetical and Dismissal)                                                                                              
                                                                                             ...a period of more intense spiritual preparation
                                                                                             for the initiation sacraments, using the Lenten
                                                                                            Scriptural readings to reflect on one’s conversion process

February

28     Creed – L4                     Cluster- SP              
 
March

6       Church’s Social Teachings –  C13,14,15,16  ??
13     Yes to Jesus, No to Sin – L2,3
20        Way of the Cross, the Lord’s Prayer – L5,6
27         Holy Week – L7
31     RETREAT (11:00 – 4:15)     Cluster @ NOM                                           
       
April

1       PALM SUNDAY
3       MASS OF HOLY CHRISM     St. Maria Goretti, Madison
5       MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
6       GOOD FRIDAY
7       HOLY SATURDAY
                Rehearsal – 11:00
          EASTER VIGIL
8       EASTER SUNDAY

The Period of MYSTAGOGY, or Post-baptismal Catechesis (Tuesdays)


                                                                                        ...a period of ongoing formation as members of      
                                                                                       the Catholic Christian community and on the 
                 
                                                                      mission entrusted to us as followers of Christ,
                                                                                       strengthened by Word and Sacrament.   

April 
 
17        Catholic outlook - M1,2,3,4
24     Catholic spirituality – M5,6,7,8
 
 
May
 
 
1       Mass and Family Celebration          Cluster @ tba

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