RCIA from Catholic Online School is intended to serve as a supplement to your Parish RCIA program, or as a refresher for those who want to learn more about their Catholic Faith. Catechists are also invited to complete these courses, especially those that provide the essential knowledge required to serve in such a role.
This course was written and presented by Deacon Frederick Bartels, Professor of Theology (MA) and Department Chair of Theology for Catholic Online School.
These courses conform to the magisterial teachings of the Catholic Church and adhere strictly the Catechism. They follow RCIA guidelines as established by the Vatican and USCCB.
Each of the courses in this series ends with the award of a 'Certificate of Completion' that students may proudly display and present to their catechists. However, these lessons are only part of a complete RCIA program, one that requires active participation in your local parish community. Your parish will set forth all guidelines for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation.
While all students of Catholic Online School are invited to complete these lessons and earn a 'Certificate of Completion,' those wishing to become members of the Catholic Church are required to complete these courses in conjunction with a local parish RCIA program.
Deacon Frederick Bartels
Professor of Theology, Department Chair