Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Becoming Catholic

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Congratulations!  You are already on your way toward a deeper faith.  

Even if you have not started  RCIA yet, reading this is your first step on the journey!  RCIA is a formation process for adults (18 and older) who are seeking to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church through Baptism and/or Confirmation and Holy Communion.  RCIA is your compass to the Catholic Faith.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone not yet baptized.
Anyone baptized in another faith tradition (not as a Catholic).
Anyone baptized as a Catholic who has not yet received first Communion or Confirmation.

Nothing.  Your parish community is happy to support you in your journey to the faith.

RCIA runs year round, so you can get started at any time. Call the Parish Office at 209-463-1305, or fill out and submit the form below to be contacted by email.

The Paschal Candle ~ Cirio Pascual

The Paschal candle is the first candle to be lit with a flame from this sacred fire, representing the light of Christ coming into the world. This represents the risen Christ, as a symbol of light (life) dispelling darkness (death).

El Cirio pascual es la primera vela que se enciende con una llama de este fuego sagrado, que representa la luz de Cristo que viene al mundo. Esto representa al Cristo resucitado, como un símbolo de luz (vida) que disipa la oscuridad (muerte).


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