Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
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The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the way in which adults and older children come into the Roman Catholic Church. The process is much like the experience of the two men on the road to Emmaus. Together we come to recognize Jesus, first in hearing our own individual call, then through "opening" the Scriptures, and ultimately sharing him in the breaking of the bread in the Eucharist.
The faith community of St. Joachim offers a year-round RCIA program. This program is tailored to individuals with the following needs:
- Those never baptized who wish to be baptized in the Catholic Church.
- Those baptized in another Christian faith who wish to become Catholic.
- Those baptized in the Catholic Church who never received the Sacraments of Eucharist ("First Communion") or Confirmation.
In general, the process takes about a year, with the following guidelines: Those never baptized ( Catechumens ) are fully initiated at the Easter Vigil (the Saturday before Easter).
For more information regarding the RCIA program, please contact
(English) Kathy Lewis (949)574-7400 Ext 321
(Spanish) Silvia Mondragon (949)574-7400 Ext 320 email@example.com
For RCIA Registration form please download it from the Faith Formation Contact and Forms page.
You may also view our Frequently Asked Questions here.