Becoming Catholic – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. RCIA classes are held weekly and over the course of several months those who attend the RCIA classes are educated on what the Catholic Church believes and are given the opportunity to ask question about those beliefs.

Just because you start RCIA, doesn’t mean you are committed to finished. If you are merely curious about what Catholicism is, please feel free to come. All are welcome.


God created us out of love, and wants us to freely love him in return. After our first parents sinned, the Father continued in his plan to draw us into full relationship with him. This plan was accomplished by sending his only Son to free us from the slavery of sin and reconcile us to himself.  Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic tradition?  The RCIA process is a journey of faith:

~ through the initial stages of asking and seeking,
~ through beginning involvement with faithful Catholics,
~ through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God,
~ through study and discussions about Catholic teaching and way of life,
~ through doubts and hesitations,
~ through a growing desire to serve and love others,
~ through discernment of God’s call to each human life,
~ through the steps of commitment,
~ through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist)

You can join us anytime.  We meet every Thursday evening from 7:00 pm—9:00 pm in Room K at the school.  No RSVP is necessary —- Just come!!!  You do not have to journey alone.  Call the Parish office if you would like more information at (916) 332-4777