The Rite of Christian Initiation is for all unbaptized adults desiring to be fully initiated into the Catholic faith through the reception of Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil. This is approximately an 8-month process but may vary depending on the needs of each individual. Classes are offered on Thursday evenings in English or Spanish.

We offer classes for Baptism, Confirmation, and 1st Communion. Are you already part of the Catholic Church, but need to finish your sacraments? Are you exploring the possibility of joining the Catholic Faith?

Our classes focus on Faith Development and our relationship with God and remembering God is Love. RCIA offers an opportunity to learn more about the faith, Catholic beliefs, and practices. Build and strengthen a loving relationship with the parish community in worship, social events, and activities.

If you have questions contact Mary Dorso at 760-721-7200 or email,

To receive sacraments, previous and current marriage situations need to be addressed during the inquiry process.

For more information about RCIA at Mission San Luis Rey Parish, please contact:

Mary Dorso
Director of Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
(760) 721-7200 | 

Elizabeth Méndez
Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
(760) 560-6058

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