rcia

RCIA  - The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

 

The Way To Become Catholic  (or at least find out what its all about!) Are you interested, or do you know someone who is interested in the Catholic Church?


It is our greatest joy, as well as our mission as a Catholic community, to continually welcome new members. 

 

The RCIA is a process of formation, study and prayer for those interested in learning about and experiencing the Catholic faith tradition. 

 

The process is designed for individuals who are not baptized, those baptized in other Christian traditions, and baptized Catholics who never received the sacrament of Eucharist and/or Confirmation. 

 

It is a faith journey that encourages individuals to broaden and deepen their prayer life, to know God through the scriptures, to come to know themselves more fully and to actively participate in parish and community activities.


You are welcome at any time, many individuals begin the process late summer/early fall and are able to celebrate full sacramental initiation at the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday Night) the following spring.


Parish members are invited to become directly involved by sponsoring a candidate. We also encourage and invite all who may be interested, to come and see what living life as a committed Catholic Christian can mean to you.


Click on the image to the left to view a short video about the process.

CONTACT:
Deacon Mike Hidalgo  (562) 355-2758

confirmation

The opportunity to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to those who have reached the age of 14 years or more; to fulfill the requirement of our archdiocese that Confirmation take place after a person has turned 16 years of age.

 

It is assumed, that as a practicing Catholic, you are attending Mass each Sunday and receiving the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confession on a regular basis

 

Beyond your regular practice of the faith we have provided the following to assist you in diving more deeply into your faith, into service and your commitment to Jesus and His Church:

 

Candidate Formation Sessions

A monthly session for Year I

A monthly session for Year II

A monthly combined session for both Years

 

Confirmation Candidate/Family Mass

A monthly Mass for all Candidates attending and serving in ministries together.

 

In addition:

- Retreat 

(Requirement: one, three retreats offered per year)

- 3-4 week Bible Study 

(Requirement: one each year, four studies offered per year)

- Men’s/Women’s Night 

(Requirement: one each year, two offered per year)

- Praise & Worship 

(Requirement: one each year, two offered per year)

Teen Penance Service 

(Requirement: one each year, two offered per year)

Teen Fun Night 

(Requirement: two each year, four offered per year)

- 20 Service Hours per year


TEENS ARE WELCOME TO GO BEYOND THE REQUIRED!

           

*Family Night (Requirement: one each year, two offered each year)

*Three Parent/Sponsor Nights (all required)

 

* - denotes Adult attendance

 

To contact us, visit: bolsearch21@gmail.com

first communion

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