A two year program that prepares the candidates for reception of the sacrament and to inspire in each candidate the desire to continue their own faith journey throughout their lives. Encourages community and develops sense of belonging to this community.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) English and Spanish Coordinator: Terry Pardo (805) 925-5773
This is a process of welcoming, education, evangelizing, and conversion. If you have not been baptized or are a non-Catholic or if you have been baptized, but have not received the sacrament of First Communion and Confirmation you may seek through the RCIA. Reception of the sacraments normally takes place at the Easter Vigil, the day before Easter.
Religious Education Program (First Communion) Gisela Rendon, Coordinator (805) 925-2007
Teaches elementary and middle school children the basics of Catholic faith and prepares them for the Sacraments of First Penance and First Communion as well as post sacramental classes.