Red Cross

Rite of Christian

Initiation of Adults


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process primarily for adults seeking Full Communion into the Roman Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist (Holy Communion). Persons of seven (7) years or older are adults in the Church because they are of the age of reasoning, and must be catechized or evangelized. This Ministry of Family Catechesis requires that their parents must accompany these young people. The Process is also open to the Baptized who have not yet received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Persons baptized in other religions also participate in this process, in order to make a Profession of Faith and enter into Full Communion with the Catholic Church.  



  1. Fill out Registration Form that is found on this page (there is no fee)

  2. Review or Interview with RCIA Team Member

  3. For Baptism a Birth Certificate or an Acceptable I.D

  4. Baptism Certificate for those preparing for Confirmation and /or Eucharist

  5. Parental Permission & Participation for those under 16 years old.

  6. Interview with the Pastor, unless the Pastor recommended the candidate to the program.
  7. Registration is ongoing; Sacraments received accordingly



Attendance and Participation:

  1. Classes will be held through Zoom (you will be contacted by a team member who will give you the Meeting ID number). 

  2. Classes will be on Sunday Mornings (as scheduled) 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

  3. We ask that you please sign-in on time for Session or Meeting

  4. Please notify the team if you are going to be late or tardy in a timely manner


Classroom Guidelines:

  1. Read and observe the items cited in the Eric Law Handout (this will be emailed to you after you register).


All will need a Sponsor (Sponsor requirements will be posted)

Have a question? Email us!

RCIA Registration Form

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.

RCIA Calendar

Due to COVID-19, this calendar is tentative and may change. Please check back weekly for updates.

Period of the Pre-Catechumenate

Period of Enlighten & Purification Mystagogia


January 3, 2021

No Session – New Year break

January 10, 2021

Baptism of the Lord (Rite of Acceptance)

January 17, 2021

Respect Life

January 31, 2021

The Creed


February 6, 2021

Saturday Retreat

February 7, 2021   

No Session

February 14, 2021 

Lent (Valentine’s Day)

February 17, 2021 

Ash Wednesday (Information Only)

February 20, 2021 

(Saturday Evening) Rite of Sending

February 21, 2021 

No Session

February 28, 2021 

The Transfiguration


March 7, 2021

First Scrutiny

March 14, 2021

Second Scrutiny

March 21, 2021

Third Scrutiny

March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday of the

Passion of the Lord


April 3, 2021

Easter Vigil (8:00 a.m. in Church)

April 4, 2021

No Session - Easter Sunday

April 11, 2021

Candidates Receive

Confirmation & Eucharist

April 18, 2021

Doubting Thomas

April 25, 2021

Good Shepherd Sunday


May 2, 2021

Road to Emmaus

May 9, 2021

No Session – Mother’s Day

May 16, 2021

Ascension Sunday

May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday

A Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

© St. Joseph Church 2020

Designed by Jorge Lopez

11901 Acacia Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Phone: (310) 679 - 1139

Fax: (310) 679-3034

Parish Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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