March 13, 2020 (8:25pm) - Effective immediately, both the R.C.I.A. Dismissal from the 10:30am mass and the R.C.I.A. Class are cancelled.  We will move the class portion online.  See the R.C.I.A. Class Cancellation Statement below for full details.  The Diocesan statements regarding these closures are on their website at

R.C.I.A. Class Cancellation Statement


R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 13 - Now Online!

March 17, 2020 - We have started a YouTube Channel to post our R.C.I.A. lessons moving forward.  The class that was scheduled for March 15, 2020 is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at

2.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 13 at

3.  Download the Holy Oils Handout mentioned at 17:25 of the video at - Holy Oils Handout

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]


R.C.I.A. Class - Chapter 14 - Now Online!

March 23, 2020 - The latest R.C.I.A. Class is now online.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings at

2.  Download the First Scrutiny Handout, USCCB Conversion Process Handout, and the USCCB - The Reception of Holy Communion at Mass Handout (note paragraphs 7-10 in red type)

3.  Watch the video on Invitation Chapter 14 at

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]


Easter Sacraments Postponed Until Pentecost

The Easter Sacraments for the R.C.I.A. Class have been postponed until Pentecost (Sunday May 31, 2020).  We will post more details when they become available.  Please see #9 in the Bishop's Statement at which is also posted on our website at




The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is the process that welcomes you to join the Catholic faith community and introduces you to the beliefs and practices of the Church.  If you are not baptized, the process leads to the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  If you are Baptized in another Christian tradition, the process invites you to participate fully in the church through the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

If you are an adult looking to learn more about or to be initiated into the Catholic faith, need to prepare for a missed sacrament, or are a lifelong Catholic looking for a refresher course, then the R.C.I.A. Class can help.

At each R.C.I.A. Class we spend time answering your questions about the Catholic faith, reviewing the Scripture readings from Mass, and discussing the current chapter in our book.  Spouses, children, sponsors, and friends are also welcome to attend R.C.I.A. Class with you.  The R.C.I.A. class meets from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Sunday mornings from September through Easter every year.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Mike James, R.C.I.A. Coordinator, at (858)756-1911 ext. 5.