RCIA

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
GENERAL RCIA INFORMATION 

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RCIA – Adult/ Children Sacraments of Initation (Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion)

For more information or to request an application

Contact: Christina May
e-mail: cmay@stlinus.org

(562) 921-5179

 

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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process within the Catholic Church that calls adults (and children of catechetical age) to a conversion of mind and heart and that prepares them for a full and active life in the Church as disciples of Jesus. 

ADULT FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS DATES/TIME (dates are subject to change)

Classes are each Monday beginning October 18, 2021 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CHILDREN 7+ WHO NEED BAPTISM

All children over the age of 7 who will be baptized must be enrolled in the Religious Education Program. Please contact the Religious Education Office at (562) 921-5179 for further information.

SPECIAL EVENTS
  • Attend Sunday Mass weekly and attend all Holy Days of Obligation
  • Adults receiving Baptism will also be required to attend special rites (masses) – Dates/times TBD
  • Ash Wednesday Service or Mass
  • Holy Thursday Mass
WHERE WILL WE MEET?
  • Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, 2020 sessions will be held via Zoom. An email will be sent prior to the start of the program with the meeting information.
  • If COVID-19 restrictions are lifted by January 2021, all meetings will be held within one of the parish conference rooms.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
  • Adults: There is a $40.00 requested donation to cover the books and supplies. All adults will receive a bible, catechism, and other program-related materials. Please contact the Parish Office for payment options during the COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Children: Please contact the Religious Education Office at (562) 921-5179 for information.
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL PREPARATION PERIOD?
  • Adults being baptized: Many ask, “how long will it take?” The answer is typically one year, but the decision is based on the spiritual readiness of that person.
  • Children between 7-years and 21-years: 2-program years
  • Adults only receiving First Holy Communion and Confirmation: 1-program year.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY SACRAMENTS?
  • Adults and children being baptized: Adults and children (between 7-18) will receive baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil of the following calendar year.
  • Adults receiving First Holy Communion and Confirmation only: The sacraments will occur at the parish Confirmation (date is determined by the Bishop)
Email

Send a Message

Phone & Email

562.921.5179
re@stlinus.org

Open Hours

M-F: 9am – 1pm

Address

13915 Shoemaker Avenue
Norwalk, CA 90650