Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

– Matthew 28:19

About the Ministry

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. It is a liturgical rite, usually celebrated on some annual date or dates, marking the beginning of the catechumenate proper, as the candidates express and the Church accepts their intention to respond to God’s call to follow the way of Christ.

Class Times

Classes meet on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., beginning late September.

Service Opportunity

RCIA is a ministry to assist catechumens in their spiritual journey and conversion process through education, formation, and resources to live up to the expectations of full implementation of the Rite. The process would call forth the gifts and effort of many members of the entire community so much so that the process would have an effect on the community as well as the individuals seeking initiation.  Join the team in sharing your faith and church teachings with the adults who are seeking to become members of our church or receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Suggested Attributes for Volunteers

Confirmed and practicing Catholics willing to share with someone his/her faith, time, emotional and spiritual support. Or providing with baked goods, fruit, and something to drink would be very helpful.


If you would like more information or interested in participating in RCIA process, either as a candidate or as a volunteer, call Anita Marquez at the Parish Office at (510) 895-5631 or email her at amarquez36@aol.com..