RICA

Perhaps one of the “best kept secrets” of the Church is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  It is “kept secret” because too often it is misunderstood and regarded as “a new name for catechetical instruction”.  The RCIA is based on the Gospel and early Church experience.  The Gospel point to the witness of the early disciples, they lived in such a distinct way that many were drawn to become like them, followers of Christ.  This involved then as it does now, the entire Church and ordinarily reaches its climax at the celebration of the Easter Vigil.  This is indeed a spiritual journey that invites the person to enter fully into the life of the Church as full and active members.  More so, as witnesses to a future generation of what it means to come to know and follow the Lord.

It is important to note that the Sacraments are not purchased, any fees associated with the celebration or sacraments are administrative in nature and related to good stewardship.  $60 per year

Due to COVID-19 all formation courses will be online. 

Requirements

  • Birth certificate for children- adults 7-17 years
  • Family focused two-year process:  Parents accompany their teens through their formation
  • Spiritual Retreat for Parents and Teens
  • Weekly Mass Attendance 
  • Missionary Project

Sponsor/Godparent Application

Note:  Please consider the following directives that are followed in the diocese of San Bernardino:

  • There need only one sponsor/God parent
  • They must be older than 18 years of age.
  • They must be fully initiated into the Church.
  • The lead a life in keeping with the Church.

Need further information contact:

Doris Marquez- 760-398-5577 ext. 110 for adults ages 18 and older or email dmarquez@soledad-coachella.org.

BILINGUAL RCIA CHILDREN (Children ages 7-17 who have NOT been baptized)

BILINGUAL ADULT SACRAMENT (18 and over)