Help Wanted: RCIA Sponsors
The Sponsor acts as a personal link between the newcomer and the parish community and helps him/her by:
• 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:RCIA Catechists or Group Leaders
TThe 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
“The excitement of becoming a sponsor takes our own spiritual journey to a place where, together, we understand the path Jesus Christ has prepared for us. Many surprises are shared and many blessings warm your heart,” says Sponsor Joan Giuliano, shown here with two candidates, Juan Verches and Iran Vergara.
Formation contact information
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