Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dodge City, KS

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Your journey has already begun!  We invite you to join us for an opportunity to pray together and learn more about the next steps towards joining the Church!

We will be meeting from 6:30pm-7:30pm at St. Andrew in Wright on these dates:

2017 RCIA Inquiry Sessions
February 9 June 1
March 2 August 3
April 6 September 7
May 4   


For more information or questions, please contact Coleen Stein at 620-338-3387 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We look forward to walking with you in your journey of faith!  

The Four Periods of the RCIA Process

Inquiry
  • The first step of the RCIA journey of faith
  • Helps the inquirer to discover what it is he or she is seeking
  • A time of sharing stories of Scripture
  • A time of sharing personal stories
  • A time of asking questions
  • A time of initial conversion
  • Creates a hunger for liturgy
  • Lasts as long as each individual inquirer needs - a period of no fixed duration

Catechumenate

  • The second step of the RCIA journey of faith
  • Begins with the Rite of Acceptance and concludes with the Rite of Election
  • An extended period of formation in the Christian Life
  • Presents Catholic teaching and enlightens faith
  • Fosters participation in the Liturgy through dismissal
  • Learn how to serve others
  • A place of conversion
  • Catechumens learn the Christian way of life from the Christian Community and their sponsor

Purification and Enlightenment

  • The third step of the RCIA journey of faith
  • Begins with the Rite of Election (first Sunday of Lent) and extends through the Lenten season.
  • A period of intense spiritual preparation consisting more in interior reflection than in catechetical instruction
  • Catechumens are now called the Elect
  • Preparation of the Elect for the Easter Sacraments celebrated at the Easter Vigil
  • Three purifying rituals, known as the Scrutinies are celebrated on the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of Lent
  • Invitation to the community for intense prayer

Mystagogy

  • The fourth step of the RCIA journey of faith
  • The fifty days between Easter and Pentecost
  • The newly initiated are called Neophytes
  • A deeper understanding of God's word, the sacraments, and the lived Christian life
  • A time for unpacking and remembering
  • Celebrate the fullness of the Liturgy with the Christian community
  • Sent forth with the community to continue the mission of Christ
  • A time to develop closer ties with the faithful
  • A time to discern and recognized their gifts and their call to discipleship
  • Final period of the Initiation process, which in reality continues for a lifetime

Cathedral Easter Vigil

Contact Info

Contact Coleen Stein 620-227-1538
Meeting Time Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm St. Augustine Room