BECOMING CATHOLIC - RCIC/RCIA

ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are cancelling our classes for First Communion, Confirmation and RCIC until further notice.

Children and Youth Becoming Catholic (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children - RCIC)

Children 7 years of age up to 11 years of age, who have not been baptized and desire initiation into the Catholic Church, can enroll in the Children’s Catechumenate. It is a two consecutive year process and culminates in the child receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil.

 

This RCIC program is on Saturdays only from 9:00am - 11:00am for the first year, then on Sundays at 11:00am beginning with Mass for the second year.

If you have a child or youth in first year of Holy Communion, Confirmation or RCIC, you are required to attend Parent Faith Formation classes on the dates indicated on the attached calendar. Click here for the calendar of classes.

 
Requirements for RCIC:
  • Child must be at least 7 years old
  • Provide a copy of the Birth certificate of the student
  • Mass attendance is required
  • Parents must do service hours (2 hours)
  • Formation classes required twice a month for parents

 

Sponsors are only required to attend scrutiny Masses and the rehearsal at the end.

 

Parents need to choose sponsors that qualify:

  • Married in the Catholic Church

  • Practicing Catholics

  • At least 17 years old and have received all their sacraments

For those who desire to become Catholic through our RCIC program, please contact the Faith Formation Office at (909) 629-1404 and speak with Mrs. Lillian Cervantes.

The Faith Formation office is closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

 

Mrs. Lillian Cervantes, DRE

Ms. Gabriela, Office Assistant

Phone: (909) 629-1404

stjosephfaithformationoffice@gmail.com

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

Are you an adult who would like to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation? RCIA provides the avenue for adults to enter into the Catholic faith community. Our program provides Catholic classes and formation from September through Easter, when those who are prepared fully enter into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass.

 

RCIA and RICA classes are on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:30pm for both English (RCIA) and Spanish (RICA).

 
Requirements for RCIA/RICA:
  • Birth certificate only if seeking Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • Birth certificate and Baptismal certificate if seeking First Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • If you need Confirmation only, all three certificates are required, Birth, Baptismal, and Holy Communion.
If you need Confirmation to get married, and you have already been married by civil law, you need to make an appointment to meet with the Pastor, Fr. Steven Guitron.
 
For more information, please contact Mrs. Lillian Cervantes in the Faith Formation Office at (909) 629-1404 or stjosephfaithformationoffice@gmail.com

Easter Vigil 2019