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)

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults(RCIA) is a  program for adults (Senior High School Students and older)  that prepares for you for     Baptism, First Holy  Communion and Confirmation. If you still need to receive any of the following sacraments this is the program for you. We have Open Enrollment until Monday, August 8th. Classes are only offered In-person.

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.
 Forms 

RCIA Registration Form

For more information, please contact Mrs. Lillian Cervantes in the Faith Formation Office at (909) 629-1404 or stjosephfaithformationoffice@gmail.com