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    Rite of Christian Initiation


    Upcoming Reading Assignments - please read prior to the scheduled presentation.

    Catholic Social Teaching (February 6) see more here.
    required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    • Chapter 31 – The Seventh Commandment: Do Not Steal – Act Justly (pages 217-428 USCCA)
    • Presentation handout

    The Moral Life in Christ (January 30)
    required reading
    • Chapter 23 - Life in Christ (pages 307-321 USCCA)
    • Moral Conscience (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

    Mary and the Saints (December 19) - see more here.
    required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

    Marriage (December 12) - see more here.
    required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    • Chapter 21 – The Sacrament of Marriage (pages 277-292 USCCA)

    Anointing of the Sick
    (November 21)
    required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    • Chapter 19 – Anointing the Sick and the Dying (pages 249-259 USCCA)
    optional reading
    Catholic Updates (each article carries an imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati)
    United States Catholic Conference of Bishops

    Reconciliation
    (November 21) - see more here.
    required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    • Chapter 18 – Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (pages 233-247 USCCA)

    The Eucharist (November 14) - see more here.
    Required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

    Baptism and Confirmation (October 31 and November 7) - see more here.
    Required Reading - from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    • Chapter 15 – Becoming a Christian (pages 183-199 USCCA)
    • Chapter 16 – Confirmation: Consecrated for Mission (pages 203-211 USCCA)

    Sacraments and Grace
    (October 31)
    required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    • Chapter 14 – The Sacraments (pages 168-169 USCCA)
    • Sacraments: It All Starts With Jesus, Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.
    • The Sacraments of the Church (on-line videos from USCCB) –please view “Introduction to the Sacraments”
    optional reading
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church These links are to the authorized, complete Catechism - the text from which our USCCA book was developed


    The Mass (September 26 and October 3) - see more here

    The Church (September 19) - see more here
    required reading from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    • Chapter 10 – The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ (pages 111-123 USCCA)
    • Chapter 11 – The Four Marks of the Church (pages 125-139 USCCA)

    Christian Prayer (September 12)

    optional reading
    United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
    The Lord’s Prayer
    (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

    The Holy Spirit and Grace (August 22) - see more here
    • Chapter 9: Receive the Holy Spirit (pages 100-110 USCCA)
    • Chapter 5: I Believe in God, “God is the Trinity” (pages 51-53 USCCA)
    optional reading:

    The Word Made Flesh – Jesus Christ (August 15) - see more here
    • Chapter 7: The Good News: God Has Sent His Son (pages 77-87 USCCA)
    • Chapter 8: The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ (pages 89-100 USCCA)
    • The Incarnation Why God Wanted to Become Human, Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J.
    • The Incarnation God's Gift of Love, Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J.
    optional reading:

    Created in God's Image
    (August 8)

    I Believe in God (August 1) - see more here
    • Chapter 1: My Soul Longs for You, O God (pages 1-9 USCCA)
    • God Is Love , Pope Benedict's First Encyclical in Condensed Form
    optional reading and links

    The New Testament (July 18)
    required reading
    optional readings and links - for your own edification and enjoyment


    The Old Testament (July 11) Optional reading and links


    The Revelation of God and Scripture (June 27)
    Optional reading and links