RCIA Thanksgiving Potluck 2018
The RCIA Thanksgiving Potluck was held on Nov 14th 2018. It was a great time of food and fellowship. People were reluctant to leave because of the great time they were having. Fr. Paul gave a teaching on the Eucharist. He explained how at each Eucharist we celebrate Thanksgiving.

RCIA 2018-19 Begins on September 19th, 2018
RCIA starts on September 19th, 2018 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe School classroom 6, here is the RCIA Schedule 2018-2019.

To register for the RCIA click here

The RCIA program is typically an 8 to 9 month journey into a relationship with Jesus. Many a time the people that come to the RCIA program have no knowledge about the faith. Hence the RCIA starts at the most basic level i.e. Images of GOD, what is Holy Scripture, what are the various sacraments, the saints and how they help us to come into a deeper relationship with GOD, etc. At Our Lady of Guadalupe we start in September and go on till May/June. The Candidates (receiving Eucharist and/or Confirmation) and Catechumens (receiving all 3 sacraments) receive their sacraments on Easter Vigil.

RCIA Farewell Potluck 2018
The Farewell Potluck for the RCIA was on May 23rd 2018. It was a great time of food and fellowship. People were reluctant to leave because of the great time they were having. Here are a few pictures of this momentous occasion. Inviting anyone who would like to complete their sacraments to come to next years RCIA. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to register for next years RCIA.

RCIA Potluck Food 1

First set of food at the RCIA Potluck

RCIA Potluck Food II

Second set of food at the RCIA Potluck

RCIA Potluck Deserts

RCIA Potluck Deserts

Digging into Food

Getting Food

RCIA Team Enjoying the potluck

RCIA Team Enjoying

RCIA Team

RCIA Team

Easter Vigil 2018, RCIA Catechumens and Candidates Receiving their sacraments
4 Elect and 6 Candidates received their sacraments as part of the RCIA process. Here are the pictures of them receiving their sacraments. Congrats to all who received their sacraments and all the best walking in the Spirit.
Baptism

After Baptism

Confirmation

Receiving Confirmation

Maundy Thursday 2018, Washing of the Feet
On March 29th, 2018 Fr. Joe washed the feet of the RCIA Elect, Candidates, Sponsors and a Team Member.

Lenten Retreat 2018

RCIA Retreat 2018

“Woman At The Well” Lenten Retreat 2018


As part of their preparation for the sacraments the RCIA Elect and Candidates attended a regional “Day of Prayerful Reflection for the First Scrutiny: Woman at the Well” with Fr. David Loftus on Saturday, March 3rd 2018.

Rite of Election 2018

Rite of Election 2018

Rite of Election 2018 Our Lady of Angeles Cathedral


In preparation to receive their sacramemnts, the RCIA Candidates and Catechumens along with the Team members attended the Rite of Election at Our Lady of Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 18th 2018.

RCIA 2016-2017

Second Scrutiny
On March 26th, 2017 at the 11:30 AM Mass we joined our Elect and Candidates in hearing the story of Jesus healing the man born blind. Together we welcome the light of Christ to shine on our spiritual blindness and pray for the courage to live as children of light. Let us pray that God may dispel darkness and be the light that shines in our hearts of our elect and candidates.

Lenten Retreat 2017
As part of their preparation for the sacraments the RCIA Elect and Candidates attended a regional “Day of Prayerful Reflection for the Second Scrutiny: Man Born Blind” with Fr. Christopher Bazyouros on Saturday, March 25. Here are a few pictures of the same:

First Scrutiny
On March 19th, 2017 at the 11:30 AM Mass we joined our Elect and Candidates in hearing the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. Together we will identify our thirst for living water, name what prevents us from receiving this water, and finally come to know Jesus as the fountain of Living Water. Please pray that like the woman of Samaria, our Elect and Candidates may review their lives before Christ and acknowledge their sins.

Rite of Election

On March 5th, 2017 The Catechumens and Candidates along with their Sponsors went to the Cathedral to attend the Rite of Election. The joy on their faces seeing is visible in their smiles. They are now the Elect of GOD who are soon going to be fully initiated into the Church. They will be initiated into the Church at the Easter Vigil, on April 15th, 2017.

RCIA 2015-2016

Easter Vigil
RCIA_Confirmation
RCIA_Confirmation2
RCIA_Neophytes
Alleluia! He has risen! Alleluia, Alleluia! Indeed, he has risen! At the Easter vigil the RCIA Catechumens and Candidates received their sacraments.

Holy Thursday
RCIA_WashingFeet
On March 24th, 2016 Fr. Joe washed the feet of the RCIA Catechumens and Team members.

Third Scrutiny
On March 13th, 2016 at the 11:30AM Mass we join our Elect and Candidates in hearing the story of Jesus raising Lazarus. Together we reflect on what being resurrected from the dead means. Let us pray that the Elect and Candidates may be given the faith to acknowledge Christ as the Resurrection and the life. Please keep our Elect and Candidates in your prayers.

RCIA Retreat 2016
RCIA_Retreat_2
RCIA_Retreat_3
RCIA_Retreat_4
In preparation to receive their sacramemnts, the RCIA Candidates and Catechumens along with the Team members attended a regional “Day of Prayerful Reflection for the Third Scrutiny: Raising of Lazarus” with Fr. Jack Stoeger on Saturday, March 12

Second Scrutiny
On March 5th, 2016 at the 11:30AM Mass we joined our Elect and Candidates in hearing the story of Jesus healing the man born blind. Together we welcome the light of Christ to shine on our spiritual blindness and pray for the courage to live as children of light. Let us pray that God may dispel darkness and be the light that shines in our hearts of our elect and candidates.

First Scrutiny
On Feb 29th, 2016 at the 9:45AM Mass we joined our Elect and Candidates in hearing the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. Together we will identify our thirst for living water, name what prevents us from receiving this water, and finally come to know Jesus as the fountain of Living Water. Please pray that like the woman of Samaria, our Elect and Candidates may review their lives before Christ and acknowledge their sins.

Rite of Election
RCIA_Cathedral_20160214
On Feb 14th, 2016 The Catechumens and Candidates along with their Sponsors went to the Cathedral to attend the Rite of Election. The joy on their faces seeing is visible in their smiles. They are now the Elect of GOD who are soon going to be fully initiated into the Church. They will be initiated into the Church at the Easter Vigil, on March 26th, 2016.