RCIA provides meaningful encounters with the Risen Christ, so that those considering the Catholic Faith may be transformed by His transforming love.

RCIA 2021-22 Schedule

Are You Interested in the Catholic Faith?

Wednesdays 6 – 8 PM

Our Lady of the Assumption offers those who wish to begin a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family.  We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and to be introduced to some of our parish members.

These sessions also are opportunities for you, and others that you may wish to invite, to ask those perplexing and difficult questions you may have about the Church.

These gatherings are for inquirers and are open to people who are unbaptized, as well as those who are baptized Christians from Protestant or Evangelical backgrounds.  New sessions begin each September in the New Church at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish 2602 S. Walnut Rd. Turlock, CA 95380.  Feel free to come any Wednesday. Please give us a call if you have questions and would like further information at 209.634.2222.


Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear. – 1Peter 3:15


Our Lady of the Assumption RCIA program meets on Wednesdays for Mass at 6pm, and then as a small-group from 6:45-8pm. The 2021-2022 class begins on Sept. 29, 2021, are received into the Church April 16, 2022, and wraps up on May 11, 2022. 

If you are interested in RCIA, or want to find out more about the program or the process, please contact Deacon Stephen here. Deacon will review your contact form once submitted and reach out to you. The 2021-2022 RCIA class openings end on the first day of class, Sept. 29, 2021. Please make arrangements ahead of time. No exceptions will be made. Anyone seeking RCIA after that time may attend, but will not receive sacraments until the following year.

If you would just like to meet with or talk to Deacon Stephen, you can contact him here.

Below is the 2021-2022 RCIA Coursework. Please click the bold print for the study content. Do your reading ahead of time and write down one point that interested you, one point that challenged you, and one question that you’d like to ask. Additional resources you may find helpful are at the bottom of the page.

09/29/21 Staff & Candidate Intro; Overview of materials and process.

10/06/21 Deep Dive Into Scripture; O.T./Gospels/Epistles

10/13/21 Deep Dive Into the Catechism of the Catholic Church

10/20/21 The Existence of God and The Blessed Trinity

10/27/21 The Incarnation

11/03/21 The Covenants; The Story of the People of God

11/10/21 The Deposit of Faith; Divine Revelation / Natural Law

11/17/21 How God speaks; Sacred Scripture / Sacred Tradition

12/01/21 Mass 101; The Holy Mass

12/08/21 Advent / Our Lady of Guadalupe / Immaculate Conception

12/15/21 The Season of Christmas; The Rosary

01/05/22 The Four Marks of the Church

01/12/22 Intro to Catholic Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

01/19/22 The Sacramental Economy

01/26/22 Original sin and the mystery of Iniquity/Purgatory

02/02/22 The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

02/09/22 The Sacrament of Holy Confirmation

02/16/22 The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist

02/23/22 Lent, its Symbols and Meaning /ASH WEDNESDAY

03/02/22 Understanding Temptation and Sin

03/09/22 The Sacrament of Holy Reconciliation

03/16/22 The Sacrament of Holy Anointing/Redemptive Suffering

03/23/22 The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

03/30/22 The Sacrament of Holy Orders/Liturgy

04/06/22 Holy Week, Chrism Mass, and the Solemnity of Easter

04/13/22 Easter Vigil Mass Practice

04/20/22 The Church/Succession of Popes

04/27/22 Dignity of the Human Person/Social Teachings

05/04/22 The Great Commandment & Great Commission