BECOMING CATHOLIC - RCIC/RCIA
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.
RCIC Year 1
Year 1 students meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Requirements for RCIC Year 1:
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 2 hours of service
RCIC Year 2
Year 2 students meet Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30pm.
Parents should submit new application forms to re-enroll in the program.
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
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
Adults Becoming Catholic (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – RCIA/RICA)
Are you an adult (age 17 and older) 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.