Anyone! But there are typically three types of people who attend RCIA: the un-baptized, baptized non-Catholic Christians, and baptized Catholics who have not received the rite of Confirmation. There are always situations that we cannot anticipate, so if you do not fit these categories, contact us and we will help.
All you have to do is fill out our RCIA Interview Form and we will get you started. Don't have time for a form right now? You're in luck! I have an email address so please don't hesitate to reach out.
Classes usually begin the second week of September and end in the spring, after Easter. They take place every Tuesday at 7pm in the Library at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center and Drogo's Coffee Bar (1520 Euclid Ave). Check the calendar below for the exact dates.
Matt Boettger is Coordinator of Campus Ministry at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center and one of the founders of the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought. In addition to overseeing and training student leaders of the St. Thomas Aquinas COR Team, Matt specializes in Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body and leads the Thomas Center's very popular RCIA program. He spends much of his day teaching students to order their spiritual and temporal lives. Matt has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, and a Masters Degree in New Testament from Denver Seminary. Matt, his wife, and two sons live in Erie.
In a world of infinite questions, where can listeners find the answers to their questions about Catholicism? If you’re not one for reading the catechism, then sit down with Matt as he goes through the teachings of the Catholic Church and answers those questions, from “What makes a Sacrament?” to “Who is this God guy anyway?”.
RCIA is not only for non-Catholics, but even for the most "veteran" of Catholics. Rarely do you have an opportunity to receive a systematic theological education that is free, engaging, and dynamic!
We are aways looking for leaders, who can assist with the RCIA process, and sponsors, who are willing and able to make a personal investment in one of the candidates or catechumens preparing to become Catholic. If you have an interest in participating in this year's RCIA process, please fill out the Sponsor/Leadership Information Form and someone will be in touch with you shortly to answer any questions you may have.