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

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

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

  • 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 (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.

The RCIA program for adults (ages 17 and older) is now enrolling until Friday, August 6 and the fee is $120.

In-person class instruction only offered on Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Classes begin on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

 
Documents needed to accompany RCIA/RICA application forms are as follows:
  • Birth certificate only if seeking Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • Baptismal certificate only if seeking the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • If you need the sacrament of Confirmation only, both Baptismal and Holy Communion certificates are required.
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.
 
RCIA application and all documents needed along with the fee must be turned into the Faith Formation Office during their business hours. Please call beforehand to ensure the office is open.
          RCIA Application Form
For more information, please contact Mrs. Lillian Cervantes in the Faith Formation Office at (909) 629-1404 or stjosephfaithformationoffice@gmail.com