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New classes beginning in September

In August, Elena will be holding meetings for people who are interested in entering the Catholic Church and need to journey through the RCIA process. To schedule a meeting with Elena, please contact her at 209 931-5390.

Classes begin in September.



The RCIA process is for adults

who have not been Baptized or who are in need of catechism to receive the Sacraments of Communion and/or Confirmation.

For more information please call Elena Molina at 931-5390


El proceso de RCIA es para adultos

que no han sido bautizados y/o son necesitados de catecismo para recibir los Sacramentos de Comunión y/o Confirmación.

Para más informacion por favor llame a Elena Molina 931-5390.



When:  The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm

     Cuando: El 2do y 4tro  Martes de cada mes a las 6:30pm


         Where:  Room 7 of the Luchetti Ministry Center

                   Adonde: Salon 7 del Luchetti Centro de Ministerios

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

What is the RCIA?

RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and it is the process through which persons -& adults and children - join or complete their initiation into the Catholic Church. 

Is the RCIA for me?

The RCIA is for three groups of people:

Those who are not baptized.

Those who were baptized into another Christian denomination and wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Baptized Catholics who were never formed in the Catholic faith and have not completed their initiation; that is, who have received neither of the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

How does the RCIA work?

RCIA consists of four periods of formation which are marked by rituals that celebrate what has been completed and call a person into the next phase. There is no specific length of time for each period. The RCIA is a; journey that "takes as long as it takes," according to each individual. 

  1. The Inquiry or Precatechumenate
  2. The Catechumenate
  3. The Lenten period of Purification and Enlightenment
  4. Mystagogy or a time of deeper understanding of the "mysteries"