Becoming Catholic- RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which people can question, search , and inquire into the Catholic faith.  At. St. Jude, members of our parish join with those who are journeying to becoming fully initiated Catholics (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation).  We recognize that people are in all different places in their journey and we are here to help you in any way we can.

You may be baptized in another faith or you may just be beginning to ask questions.  Wherever you are in your faith journey, we are here to pray with you, answer questions, share with you and be a part of your walk of faith. 

Before you begin the more formal commitment of RCIA, we ask you begin with our Becoming Catholic Inquiry nights.  We offer time to ask questions, develop some knowledge of Jesus Christ and consider your relationship with Jesus Christ.  This step is a crucial part of your journey into the Catholic faith and can be very short or just as long as you need.  We host Becoming Catholic Inquiry Nights every Tuesday from 7 – 8 p.m. in the parish library.

Becoming Catholic Inquiry Nights:  Every Tuesday of the month, we host an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the Catholic faith in an informal setting.  We meet in the parish library from 7 – 8 p.m.  If you are interested in becoming Catholic, have been away from the church or just want to find out more, please contact Fr. Jim Stehly  or stop in to a Becoming Catholic Inquiry Night.  We will answer any questions you may have and get you started on the way!

Ministry Contact

Father Jim Stehly (818)889-1279 ext 213


Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton

"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone."