Adult Faith Formation

 "We prepare adult catechumens and candidates to receive the Catholic Sacraments. Our efforts cultivate in the beautiful services delivered during the Easter Vigil Mass and at Pentecost. Ultimately our mission is to proclaim the Gospel values of love, truth and salvation which God promises all His children for following a life of faith."

Adult Faith Formation is a program for adults (18 and older) to become Catholic, or to initiate themselves fully into the Catholic Church. Full initiation into the Catholic Church means to have had received the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. Any adult needing one or all of the Sacraments has the opportunity to receive them through this program. 

2018 RCIA Rites


February 11, Sunday - Rite of Sending
February 14, Wednesday - Ash Wednesday
February 17, Saturday - Rite of Election at Christ Cathedral
February 18, Sunday -- No Dismissal
February 24, Sunday -- Dismissal


March 4, Sunday -- 1st Scrutiny -Godparent/Sponsor must be present
March 10, Saturday (8 am Mass) -- Presentation of the Creed - Godparent/Sponsor must be present
March 11, Sunday -- 2nd Scrutiny - Godparent/sponsor must be present
March 18, Sunday -- 3rd Scrutiny - Godparent/sponsor must be present
March 24, Saturday (8 am Mass) - Presentation of the Our Father - Godparent/Sponsor must be present
March 25, Palm Sunday
March 29, Holy Thursday
March 30, Good Friday
March 31, Easter Vigil - Retreat 8 am to mid-afternoon. Pot luck for lunch.

Weekly meetings on Tuesday evening at the parish center from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Catechumens (Those that are not Baptize) and Candidates (those that are Baptized but have not receive First Communion) are also to attend the weekly Sunday Mass to be dismiss.

At the Easter Vigil, Catechumens and Candidates will be administer the Sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation)

Those that have been Baptized (Candidates) must bring a copy of their Baptism.

For more information please contact Coordinator of Adult Formation: Deacon Jose Ferreras 714-678-3426 

Learning Opportunity and Service

Our Adult Faith Formation program is also open for Catholic adults wishing to learn more about their faith. Adult Faith Formation can provide an opportunity for Catholic adults to become active in their faith by serving as a sponsor for those coming into the Church, and to become involved in the spiritual and liturgical education of those interested.