December 11, 2012



Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Inspiration: To proudly share the faith of the Roman Catholic Church.

He (Jesus) said to them “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every person.” (Mark 16:15)

Our Mission: To facilitate Catechumens (unbaptized adults) and Candidates (uncatechized Catholics) into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Our Catechists: We are always looking for dedicated members of St. Josephs Parish to share their faith with people interested in Roman Catholicism. We are always in the need for sponsors; Catholics who will journey with the interested parties offering their support, faith and friendship.

Meetings: Most Sundays during and after the 9 a.m. Mass to 11:00 a.m.


  • At the Sunday meetings, we discuss articles of faith and break open the Word of God for that particular Sunday and apply it to our own lives.
  • We visit Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, where the Cardinal holds a special liturgy for those people who are about to be newly initiated.
  • A one day retreat at St. John Fisher, Palos Verdes.


Contacting Us: For those interested in helping with the RCIA Program or those interested in the Roman Catholic Church, contact the Rectory Office at 562-594-4657 or email at