Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Adult Baptism (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a multi-month religious formation program for adults who wish to join the Catholic Church or become fully initiated, if they already are baptized Catholics. Participants examine their faith while learning about the Catholic tradition. Through weekly classes, the shared experience of weekly Mass, special liturgies and community service, candidates examine and deepen their faith lives. 

RCIA begins in September and continues through May, but participants are welcome to start at all times.

The RCIA Calendar can be downloaded or viewed on the website.

How to Register as a RCIA Participant

Applicants to the RCIA program are asked to provided background information and to respond to a series of faith questions on an initial interview form.  


Each RCIA candidate walks in this journey of faith with a sponsor, a fully-initiated adult Catholic who participates in the RCIA activities with the candidate, especially the major events which take place in December, February and April. Serving as a sponsor is a wonderful way to refresh one’s knowledge of Catholic practices and traditions, while exploring anew one's relationship with God. For information on being a sponsor, contact Mary Romo.


Mary Romo
(415) 422-6033
Eddy Gutierrez
Fr. Paul Devot, S.J.
(415) 422-2371

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