Are you, or someone you know, considering joining the Catholic Church?
Do you want to know more about the Catholic Faith?
Are you wondering about what to do next?
Here's the next step...
Inquiry classes meet every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
We open the doors to the formal process known as "Inquiry." Gathering in the Convent at the north end of the parking lot, we will explore what it means to be Catholic, what we believe and why, what really happens during the Mass, why we do the things we do, and any other questions that you may have about our faith tradition.
Information is also available in the Catholic Update article about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) to be found on the Welcome Cart on the patio.
Our groups meets each Sunday morning and finishes on time to attend the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
Come, bring your questions, and let's see where our journey may lead. For further information, just call me at 626-3596, ext. 221, or e-mail me at email@example.com.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Anyone interested in becoming a Catholic becomes a part of this process, as can any adult Catholic who has not yet received all the sacraments of initiation.
Help Wanted: RCIA sponsors
The Sponsor acts as a personal link between the newcomer and the parish community and helps the
• Providing encouragement
• Answering questions
• Praying with, and for, the newcomer
• Introducing the newcomer to other members of the community
• Joining the newcomer in sessions.
The Sponsor should possess a deep love and appreciation for the Catholic faith and have a strong desire
to welcome others into it.
Sponsors minister, one-on-one, with their newcomer throughout their journey leading to full initiation in the Catholic Church and commit to joining them in our formation sessions.
Please contact: Hugh Mention at (909) 626-7849 , or email Hugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Wanted: Catechists or Group Leaders
The Catechist or Group Leader, working in a team, provides direction once a month for the community of
newcomers and their sponsors. This includes:
• Discussion and exploration of the Sunday readings
• Discussion and exploration of Catholic tradition, doctrine, and ritual
• Group prayer, reflection, sharing.
The Catechist or Group Leader should possess an ability to work with and relate to others, a basic
knowledge of the materials to be covered, a strong desire to share the Catholic faith with others, and a dedication to Christian service.
The Catechist or Group Leader works as part of a team of 2-3 catechists and commits to serving for one
year running from September through June.
Please contact: Kathy Steighner at 626-3596, ext. 221, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Help Wanted: RCIA Hospitality Ministers
Hospitality ministers provide a further sense of welcome to those on a journey to the Catholic faith. They:
• Provide light snacks and prepare coffee once a month
• Provide hospitality at team meetings and team retreats
• Participate in group sessions on their week of service adding a voice to the discussions
• Receive the blessings of others journeys of faith while continuing to learn more about our Catholic faith
• Assist with hospitality at the annual retreat for those being received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.
The Hospitality Ministry is a window experience for the RCIA program for those who might be considering other involvements in the RCIA ministry. If you have an interest or would like more information, please contact Kathy Steighner at 909-626-3596, ext. 221, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Formation Center: (909) 624-1360
Director of Faith Formation: Elena Cardena, (909) 626-3596, ext. 213
RCIA and Inquiry sessions: Kathy Steighner (909) 626-3596, ext. 221
Uturn Teen Coordinator: Teresa Arredondo, (909) 626-3596, ext. 215
OLA School: Bernadette Boyle: (909) 626-7135