Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults over age 18 become fully initiated Catholics through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion.

The First Step

The first step is to come to Inquiry meetings, which take place every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Convent (diagonally across from the church, right across from the school). Inquiry meetings are no-pressure get-togethers with warm and friendly practicing Catholics who can answer your questions about the Catholic faith.  At this step of the RCIA process, Inquirers are just checking out the faith to see if God is calling them to His church.

For more information, contact Marjorie Melendez at 925-447-2925 or

Baptized in the Name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit!

Be SEALED with the Holy Spirit!

White garments and baptismal candles

Get Started at RCIA