Baptism & Confirmation Preparation

If you are interested in being received into the Catholic Church or completing your sacraments of initiation we welcome you to participate in the RCIA class (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), which we do in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Church, on 6th Ave.

By providing sound instruction on Catholic belief, the sacraments, the moral life, and prayer, the class prepares you for a free, intelligent, and complete embrace of the faith and a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

The program is open to those a) who are unbaptized, b) who were baptized in a Christian communion but not the Catholic Church, c) who have been baptized Catholic but have not made their First Holy Communion or received the sacrament of Confirmation, or d) those who would like to learn more about the Catholic Church.


The class begins the second week of September, and meets most Sundays after the 11:30 Mass (ca. 12:45) at St. Joseph’s Church, in the hall underneath the Church. The schedule will contain breaks for holidays and the Christmas break. The class ends at the great Easter Vigil, when participants are baptized and confirmed.



If you are interested in entering the class for the 2018-2019 year, please email Fr. Pier Giorgio Dengler, O.P., (, parochial┬ávicar at St. Joseph’s Church, who will add you to the list to receive more information about the class.

If you are a student and have questions or would like to meet with the chaplain, please contact Fr. John Baptist ( or stop by the Catholic Center!