Rite of Christian Initiation--RCIA

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.

John 3:16

Adults becoming Catholic

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) welcomes and initiates those who choose to become Catholic by providing Catholic Christian formation.

Who is RCIA for?

  • Adults who have never been baptized as a Christian.

  • Those who have been baptized in another Christian faith, but now want to become Catholic.

  • People who have been baptized as Catholics but never received, and now want, the sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist.

For more information please call Sister Brid O’Shea at (714)741-9492 or email at garnaman@yahoo.com or boshea@saintcolumbanchurch.org.

What to Expect

  • We meet for 9:30 AM Mass on Sunday mornings for dismissal and a catechesis of the Word. There will be a short break followed by a presentation with a guest speaker and discussion. 

  • We will take a one day retreat in the winter.

  • Individuals who are ready will be baptized at the Easter Vigil.

How to Help

Helping candidates during the RCIA process is a great way to get involved in the Parish.  We can use your help in the following ways:

  • Become a sponsor - be a companion of faith for a candidate.

  • Be part of the RCIA team and be willing to share your experience as a witness of our faith.

To volunteer, contact Sister Brid O’Shea @ (714)741-9492 or boshea@saintcolumban church.org or garnaman@yahoo.com.